Friday, November 12, 2010

LCWRT Announces 2010 - 2011 Preservation Grant

The Louisville Civil War Round Table is pleased in this 50th Anniversary Year to announce the award of our 2010 - 2011 Preservation Grant. This years $1450 grant will go to the Civil War Preservation Trust for their 2010 Kentucky Campaign. The CWPT’s aim is to protect 327 acres of Perryville Battlefield through a matching grant campaign at a 4 to 1 return. The total goal is $169,059. This $1450 grant will help protect almost three acres of battlefield land in the northeastern part of the field, where the right wing of Gen. Braxton Bragg’s army formed up and jumped off on their attack. This is a grand opportunity to directly save battlefield land in Kentucky.
With this gift, the LCWRT has now awarded over $13,000 in grants to protect and enhance Kentucky’s Civil War sites since the Preservation Grant was established in 2000. Past recipients include the Camp Wildcat Preservation Foundation, the Middle Creek National Battlefield Foundation, the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association, the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association, the Rolling Fork Historic Preservation Association, the Friends of Fort Duffield, the Shelby County, KY Historical Society and Columbus-Belmont State Park.

We a re very proud to be part of the Civil War Preservation Trust’s ongoing effort to preserve this honored ground.

For more on the Battle of Perryville, the efforts to save land and the CWPT, please click here: CWPT