(03/13/2008)
A preservation group says two Civil War battlefields in West Virginia are at risk because of development.

Hoke's Run and Shepherdstown battlefields in the Eastern Panhandle are among 15 historic sites listed as at risk by the Civil War Preservation Trust.

Housing and commercial development places the historical sites at risk.

The group's report lists the 10 most endangered battlefields, including the famous Battle of Antietam field, the site of the single bloodiest day in American history.

Civil War Preservation Trust President Jim Lighthizer says suburban sprawl is nearly always the threat.


Hur Herald ©from Sunny Cal
The information on these pages, to the extent the law allows, remains the exclusive property of Bob Weaver and The Hur Herald. information cannot be not be used in any type of commercial endeavor, or used on a web site without the express permission of the owner. Hur Herald published printed editions 1996-1999, Online ©Hur Herald Publishing, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019