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7. Summary

Threats to the integrity of the fifteen battlefields under study come primarily from residential construction (threatening 12 sites), commercial development (threatening 7), highway construction (threatening 6) and industrial development (threatening 3). Taken together, integrity and threats identify categories of risk to integrity. Combined with the significance of the respective campaigns, the following list of battlefield sites is the nearest approximation to a listing of current relative risk priority that is possible based on descriptive site analysis (1 is highest risk, 15 is lowest).

Figure 19 provides a summary of risk categories and preservation tools and offers a suggested time frame for action.


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Creation Date: 3/13/95

Last Update 7/17/95 by VLC