I visited this area last year while on a training trip for work and civilization has surrounded both the Wilderness and the Chancellorsville battle sites. I have wondered about this conflict between past and future present, the progress of commerce and the presence of both jobs and convenience. While one could say the principle portions of the Wilderness battlefield are already protected, it is the need for saving all that can be saved before more is eroded away, even the main site could be sold off by the government for cash or claimed by eminent domain by a community.
I do support saving what can be saved and building on that memory with a “never forget” attitude that was enlivened by the horrific events of 9/11. The 150th events bring this even more to the front as we spend these next five years remembering the anniversaries of each battle.