The private owner who sold the land to the developer had farmed for decades around the unmarked cemetery, indicating he knew its historic value. But it was overgrown and inaccessible. So when Dane Smith of nearby Nokesville called up looking for an Eagle Scout project, park officials recommended clearing the cemetery.
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Upcoming post - another academic historian excuses his support for Obama by blaming the Confederacy. This is becoming quite comical. For heaven's sake, just admit you made a really stupid mistake and move on.