Rep. Hice Introduces Kettle Creek Battlefield Study Act
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, today introduced H.R. 7077, the Kettle Creek Battlefield Study Act, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to evaluate the Kettle Creek battlefield site and determine its suitability as a designated unit of the National Park System.
“Protecting sites important to our shared national heritage is critical to maintaining our history for years to come,” said Congressman Hice. “I am proud to support and safeguard the preservation of hallowed lands like Kettle Creek before they are lost to time.”
“Recognizing the 1779 battle at Kettle Creek for its role in history and its memorial and educational values, the current work of Rep. Jody Hice’s office has been broadly significant,” said Dr. Joseph Harris of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association. “I appreciate his concern and dedication to the principles symbolized by the current 250-acre forested site.”
Located in Wilkes County, Georgia, the Battle of Kettle Creek is considered one of the most significant Patriot victories in the state during the Revolutionary War. As a strong advocate for preserving America’s historic battlefields, Representative Hice has supported several battlefield conservation efforts while serving in Congress, including sponsoring H.R. 6108, the Preserving America’s Battlefields Act. In February, Hice joined former University of Georgia football coach and Civil War author Vince Dooley, along with representatives from the American Battlefield Trust, to announce the acquisition of 180 acres for this crucial battlefield park.
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