British groups join fight over Revolutionary War battlefield

    Two British military heritage organizations have joined the fight to prevent the development of a privately owned portion of a Revolutionary War battlefield in New Jersey.

    The UK Battlefields Trust and the Royal Leicestershire Regiment Association have joined forces with the Save Princeton Coalition. They’re fighting the Institute for Advanced Study’s plans to build faculty housing on land adjacent to Princeton Battlefield State Park.

    Institute officials have said the housing would allow faculty members to spend more time on campus and encourage collaboration with visiting scholars. They also note that they have received all regulatory approvals needed to proceed with their project. But the seven-acre tract on Maxwell Field is seen by scholars and preservationists as hallowed ground.

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