U.S. battlefields in danger of being lost to development
Published on June 8th, 2012 | by Admin1
Because much of the land where the soldiers encamped is privately held, the fields west of Benedict make up one of seven historic War of 1812 sites in Maryland the U.S. Department of Interior considers threatened by development in the next decade, according to a 2008 report.
Nationwide, 164 battlefields and historic sites from the War of 1812 and the American Revolution face “medium” or “high” risk of destruction by 2018.
More than 100 historic locations along the East Coast are already gone.
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