NewswireDuvall Fights for Virginia Battlefield

Duvall Fights for Virginia Battlefield

Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall has fired a warning shot against plans to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter near a Virginia Civil War battlefield where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee first fought the Union’s Ulysses S. Grant.

Duvall, who is a descendant of Lee, said he will help preservationists in “chasing out” Wal-Mart from a site near the Wilderness Battlefield in Locust Grove, Va. Duvall said he has no grudge against Wal-Mart but believes in capitalism coupled with sensitivity.

The Wal-Mart must be approved by Orange County commissioners.

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