Walmart has found itself in yet another high-profile feud- this time, with historians.
The retail giant plans to build a SuperCenter in Locust Grove, Va.- which happens to be near the spot of a key Civil War battle. A coalition of more than 250 historians, including filmmaker Ken Burns, author David McCullough and others, have written a letter to Walmart's CEO opposing the move, the AP reported.
The company has responded that the store would be more than a mile away from the entrance to the battlefield. The Battle of the Wilderness, which took place there in 1864, was the first battlefield clash between Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.