15. Falling Waters 1863 Battlefield Expansion/Preservation Support (new)
Battle of Falling Waters 1863 Foundation, Inc. is proposing expansion of Falling Waters 1863 Battlefield from 3.5 acres to 19.5 acres, with a request to the Civil War Trust (now American Battlefield Trust) (ABT/CWT) to purchase a parcel of 16 acres of prime Battlefield land (the center of Lee’s July 14, 1863 rear guard position commanded by Henry Heth) and the Daniel Donnelly House.
As with the 3 1/2 acres already purchased, a significant portion of the funding would come from the American Battlefield Protection Program/National Park Service. Ultimately the easement would be held by the Maryland Historical Trust and managed and supported by the Battle of Falling Waters 1863 Foundation, Inc.
BRCWRT letter of support submitted to CWT (now ABT) on May 10, 2018.
Submitted by the BRCWRT Preservation Committee:
Blake Myers (Chair)