Virginia Funds Further Preservation at Revolutionary War & Civil War Battlefields Key to Fontaine Family History

Some belated but good news from 2018.  The Virginia Department of Historic Resources provided a grant of $1.15 million to the American Battlefield Trust (that preserves Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields to preserve them for history) to acquire 562 acres.  The funds will acquire property at the Revolutionary War battlefield at Yorktown where five known Fontaine family members served, at the Civil War battlefield at North Anna where a Fontaine home was damaged and Jaques Fontaine’s 1720s manuscript was partially damaged, and six other battlefield locations in Virginia.  The Society partnered with the Trust when it saved the North Anna battlefield.

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