Atlanta's growth imperils Civil War battlefields





Civil War enthusiasts are fighting over battlefields threatened by the urban sprawl surrounding Atlanta, fearing that history will be lost to real estate development.

Dan Brown is in charge of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, near Atlanta. He controls 3,000 acres of national land. It's the land outside the battlefield preserve that is being eaten up by development.

"This acreage right here across the street is now all condos. These 64 acres...[have] been bulldozed and they're building about 100 homes," Brown said. "I met with a developer two days ago on these 20 acres here, and they'll be putting subdivisions here."

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