Bill to expand Shiloh National Military Park advances in Senate


Bill to expand Shiloh National Military Park advances in Senate

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The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week approved legislation to expand Shiloh National Military Park.

The U.S. Senate version of a bill to expand the boundaries of Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee and Mississippi has begun to move forward, carried by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.).

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week approved the Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act. Alexander serves on the committee and is the primary author of the legislation that he introduced in August, 2015.

“Preserving and protecting these sites will allow future generations to learn their history by walking these fields. Learning from the past helps us become better Americans in the future, and these sites will also provide an opportunity to attract more visitors to Tennessee and strengthen the local economies,” Alexander said in a press release announcing the committee’s action.

On June 7, 2016, the House of Representatives unanimously passed its version of the bill, which was introduced by U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood).

The Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act designates battlefields at Davis Bridge and Fallen Timbers in Tennessee, and Russell House in Tennessee and Mississippi, as part of Shiloh National Military Park. The legislation also designates Parker’s Crossroads as an affiliated area of the National Park System. The National Park Service has already determined that these battlefields are nationally significant and in need of preservation and protection. The majority of the land included in this legislation, about 2,100 acres, is currently owned by the State of Tennessee or the Civil War Trust.

Shiloh National Military Park is about 125 miles southeast of Williamson County, between Savannah, Tenn., and Corinth, Miss.

The bill must now be considered by the full Senate.

The U.S. Senate version of a bill to expand the boundaries of Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee and Mississippi has begun to move forward, carried by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.).

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week approved the Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act. Alexander serves on the committee and is the primary author of the legislation that he introduced in August, 2015.

“Preserving and protecting these sites will allow future generations to learn their history by walking these fields. Learning from the past helps us become better Americans in the future, and these sites will also provide an opportunity to attract more visitors to Tennessee and strengthen the local economies,” Alexander said in a press release announcing the committee’s action.

On June 7, 2016, the House of Representatives unanimously passed its version of the bill, which was introduced by U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood).

The Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act designates battlefields at Davis Bridge and Fallen Timbers in Tennessee, and Russell House in Tennessee and Mississippi, as part of Shiloh National Military Park. The legislation also designates Parker’s Crossroads as an affiliated area of the National Park System. The National Park Service has already determined that these battlefields are nationally significant and in need of preservation and protection. The majority of the land included in this legislation, about 2,100 acres, is currently owned by the State of Tennessee or the Civil War Trust.

Shiloh National Military Park is about 125 miles southeast of Williamson County, between Savannah, Tenn., and Corinth, Miss.

The bill must now be considered by the full Senate.

The U.S. Senate version of a bill to expand the boundaries of Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee and Mississippi has begun to move forward, carried by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.).

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week approved the Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act. Alexander serves on the committee and is the primary author of the legislation that he introduced in August, 2015.

“Preserving and protecting these sites will allow future generations to learn their history by walking these fields. Learning from the past helps us become better Americans in the future, and these sites will also provide an opportunity to attract more visitors to Tennessee and strengthen the local economies,” Alexander said in a press release announcing the committee’s action.

On June 7, 2016, the House of Representatives unanimously passed its version of the bill, which was introduced by U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood).

The Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act designates battlefields at Davis Bridge and Fallen Timbers in Tennessee, and Russell House in Tennessee and Mississippi, as part of Shiloh National Military Park. The legislation also designates Parker’s Crossroads as an affiliated area of the National Park System. The National Park Service has already determined that these battlefields are nationally significant and in need of preservation and protection. The majority of the land included in this legislation, about 2,100 acres, is currently owned by the State of Tennessee or the Civil War Trust.

Shiloh National Military Park is about 125 miles southeast of Williamson County, between Savannah, Tenn., and Corinth, Miss.

The bill must now be considered by the full Senate.

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