Thursday, November 20, 2003

County wants to buy battlefield



The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. - County officials are trying to buy almost 200 acres of a Civil War battlefield.

Much of land is now a private golf course, but it is being auctioned in about a month because of a bankruptcy.

If the county buys the land being auctioned, officials said they would open the course to the public.

For some, though, the real allure of the land is its history.

The Battle of Richmond was fought Aug. 29-30, 1862, between Richmond and Berea in Madison County. Confederates killed or wounded more than 100 Union soldiers and captured 4,300.

The Civil War Preservation Trust, a nonprofit group dedicated to saving battlefields, considers Richmond one of the 10 most endangered ones in the nation.




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