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September 12, 1988 | Associated Press
A new battle is brewing at the site of one of the South's greatest victories in the Civil War, this time pitting federal historians trying to preserve the battlefield against local officials who want to make the land available for commercial development. The conflict centers on the battlefield where Gen. Stonewall Jackson led 14,000 Confederate troops in a three-day siege in 1862, eventually forcing the 12,500-man Union army to give up, the North's largest surrender of the war.
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September 12, 1988 | Associated Press
A new battle is brewing at the site of one of the South's greatest victories in the Civil War, this time pitting federal historians trying to preserve the battlefield against local officials who want to make the land available for commercial development. The conflict centers on the battlefield where Gen. Stonewall Jackson led 14,000 Confederate troops in a three-day siege in 1862, eventually forcing the 12,500-man Union army to give up, the North's largest surrender of the war.
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April 24, 2005 | Elizabeth Kelleher, Special to The Times
At the start of our 185-mile bicycle ride, I carried a whistle, pepper spray, walkie-talkie, cellphone, tools, water, food, a guidebook and a big piece of chalk. I'd accidentally become the tour guide for a group of 14 riders -- some of whom hadn't been on bicycles for decades. Obsessing about the problems we might encounter, I'd held a flat-tire clinic and distributed laminated cards with phone numbers of park rangers and a list of stopping points. I'd found my inner scout leader.
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