Civil War Battle of the Wilderness Spared…

Wal-Mart had planned to build a new store near Virginia’s Civil War battlefield where Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant first met.  The plan had come under fire from historic preservationists, who were about to take the retailer to court. The Battle of the Wilderness is often considered a turning point in the Civil War.

The Washington Post recently reported that Wal-Mart has withdrawn its plans after weighing the pros and cons of the project and maintaining the balance between economic growth and preservation.

To read more about the legal battle and the arguments in favor of preserving the battlefield, check out the full story.


  1. ugh..i can’t tell you how much I detest Walmart…so glad they withdrew plans.

  2. I was actually surprised that they did. Amazing.

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