Results and Accomplishments
In response to the Dogwood rezoning proposed, a coalition of national and local groups was formed in July 2002. In March, 2003, the Coalition to Save Chancellorsville Battlefield successfully defeated the Dogwood rezoning proposal. At the time, it was referred to as the most significant battlefield preservation victory since the defeat of the DisneyAmerica proposal at Manassas in the early 90s. Later that year, the very same Coalition worked with local government officials to defeat the Outer Connector bypass proposal (which would have run directly through the Mullins Farm property, and included a major highway interchange). In 2004, again working with local government officials, a deal was reached with a local, family-owned developer (Tricord Homes), the Civil War Preservation Trust, and Spotsylvania County to set aside 140 acres of core battlefield land. That property has now become the Lick Run Battlefield Park.