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MANASSAS, VA – JULY 05: The stone house which served as a field hospital during the fighting on the battlefields of Manassas, or Bull Run as it was generally known in the North July 5, 2005 in Manassas, Virginia. It was the scene of two major Civil War battles between the armies of the North […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee battlefields and historic sites are getting a spring cleaning this weekend, thanks to the American Battlefield Trust and volunteers.

The Tennessee volunteers will work at 13 sites during the event Saturday, called Park Day. The organization says thousands of volunteers across the country will work to clean up and revitalize 160 historic sites in 32 states.

Workers perform mostly outdoor activities, ranging from raking leaves and collecting trash to painting and gardening.

T-shirts will be given to volunteers, and some sites provide lunch or refreshments. At some locations, a local historian may talk about the role of the site in U.S. history.

There are two battle fields near the Tri-Cities for those who are interested in volunteering. One in Asheville at the Smith-Mcdowell House and the other at Mabry-Hazen House in Knoxville. 

Starting times vary. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact individual sites listed online.

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