A judge will decide whether the fight over a planned Walmart Supercenter near an endangered Civil War battlefield in Virginia will continue in a courtroom.

A Circuit Court judge heard more than three hours of arguments Wednesday on a request to dismiss a challenge of Orange County's decision last August to approve the Walmart store within one mile of the Wilderness Battlefield in Locust Grove.

Judge Daniel R. Bouton took the request under advisement, and did not indicate when he would rule.

Preservationists and some residents oppose Walmart's plans to build near the northern Virginia battlefield where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and his Union counterpart, Ulysses S. Grant, first met in battle 145 years ago.