Spring Hill battlefield makes CWPT’s ‘most endangered’ list for 2009

The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) publishes an annual report [download 9.5mb]of the ten most endangered Civil War battlefields. Spring Hill (TN) made the list again for 2009.

The action that took place at Spring Hill between the Confederate and Union forces on 29 November 1864 set the stage for the Battle of Franklin on 30 November 1864. It is important to preserve the battlefield at Spring Hill since it is part of the larger story of Hood’s late 1864 campaign in middle Tennessee.

As most rural areas are experiencing significant development in residential and commercial real estate, Spring Hill is no exception.

GM owns roughly 500 acres adjacent to the Rippavilla Plantation. The auto-giant is seeking to sell the property. GM is apparently stipulating that the development company interested in buying the property donate about 100 acres closest to Rippavilla. The entire transaction is unsettled as of April 2009.

See our Rippavilla Flickr folder of pictures.

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