Thursday, January 27, 2011


Walmart has rescinded it's plans to build a supercenter
near The Wilderness Battlefield.

"ORANGE COUNTY, VA. The historic Wilderness Battlefield in Fredericksburg, Virginia, claimed another casualty this week: Wal-Mart.

The southern-born retailing giant fell on its own sword by announcing abruptly on January 26 that it was withdrawing its plans for a superstore near the site where 29,000 soldiers perished in one of the most remarkable two days battles in the history of the Civil War.

Wal-Mart's surrender ended their 26-month siege of the Wilderness Battlefield, an attack that sparked national attention, activated numerous historic preservation groups, and aimed a barrage of bad press towards Wal-Mart headquarters."

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