Park Service Gives $250,000 to Preserve Early NY Battle Sites

ALBANY, N.Y. — Two municipalities, a veterans’ group, a college and an Indian tribe are splitting more than $250,000 in federal grants to study and protect battlefields in upstate New York.

The funding is part of the $1.2 million in grants awarded this year by the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program.

New York’s 2016 grant recipients are:

– The American Legion post in Fort Ann ($80,000) for an archaeological study of a Revolutionary War battle.

– Town of Lake George ($50,000) to compile an inventory of sites associated with Fort George,
    a partially-completed 18th-century bastion.

– City of Plattsburgh ($54,000) to evaluate battle sites from the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.

– Seneca Nation of Indians ($46,000) to document the location and boundaries of a Revolutionary War battle.

– SUNY Buffalo Research Foundation ($23,200) for an archaeological survey of a War of 1812 battle.