According to a recent article by the Associated Press, there is a battle being waged between Wal-Mart and preservationists that are trying to stop the retail giant from building a store near hallowed grounds. The company’s plans are to build a store near the site of the Wildnerness Battlefield, the place where Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee fought. Although the plans do not put the store directly on hallowed grounds, it would be located on the site of what was a marshaling area for the Union Army. In response, 253 scholars, historians, and concerned citizens including filmaker Ken Burns and authors James M. McPherson and David McCullough sent a letter to the company asking it to move the store elsewhere. As this conflict indiciates, the struggle for preserving America’s historic places is far from over.