Saratoga, NY – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced that the Fort Ann Battlefield will receive $49,473 to fund the acquisition of 40.84 acres of the core and study area of the Battle of Ft. Ann in Washington County. The battle, fought on July 8, 1777, was an engagement between Continental Army forces in retreat from Fort Ticonderoga and the British Army early in the Saratoga campaign of the Revolutionary War. The Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant program, administered by the American Battlefield Protection Program, provides up to 50% in matching funds for state and local governments to acquire and preserve threatened Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War Battlefield land through the purchase of land in fee simple and permanent, protective interests in land.
“The North Country is proud to be home to many rich historical areas, including our battlefields,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Every year, I am proud to advocate for Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant Funding at the federal level, as it has significant impact my district. This funding will allow for the protection and preservation of the Fort Ann Battlefield, and I look forward to seeing the results of this program continue to conserve the beautiful historic areas in my district.”