Part of Wilderness to be bought

In record time, preservationists aim to save part of the heart of Orange County’s Wilderness battlefield.

The 55,000-member Civil War Preservation Trust announced yesterday that it is working to buy 49 acres beside the battlefield’s best-known landscape, Saunders Field along State Route 20.

During a press conference at Saunders Field, CWPT President Jim Lighthizer called the effort one of the five most pressing battlefield-preservation efforts in the nation.

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