Western peak among endangered Civil War sites

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Civil War Preservation Trust's 2010 edition of the nation's most-endangered historic battlefields includes Gettysburg, the Wilderness Battlefield in Virginia and a Western entry.

That would be Picacho Peak in Arizona, which is slated to close June 3 because of state budget cuts.

It is among the top 10 most-threatened Civil War battlefields contained in the trust's annual report, released Thursday in Washington, D.C.

The list of battlefields threatened by development or neglect includes some in states where the Civil War still resonates on the eve of its 150th anniversary. They are located primarily in the South and the Mid-Atlantic.

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