A contract has been signed between the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, The Civil War Preservation Trust, and The Huntsberry family.
Thanks to a grant from the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation, 209 acres of the preserved land will be purchased to add to the current Third Battlefield of Winchester.
"Then there will be archaeological studies done on it," explains Irvin Hess, SVBF Chairman, "There will be groups of people that get together to try and work on the battlefield to get a better interpretation of it. Then we will have to manage the land, which means probably clearing some of it to take it back as close as we can within our budget to be like the original."
The purchased land is the largest remaining un-disturbed portion of the Third Winchester Battlefield.
In the Shenandoah Valley, more than 16,000 acres of core battlefield land are still vulnerable.