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East Cemetery Hill Civil War Trust Project Update

The Civil War Trust is steadily working on tearing down a structure that they purchased on East Cemetery Hill’s Hillcrest Place – today we’ll check in with LBG Garry Adelman to update us on the progress. The flank markers to the 107th...Show More Summary

Hancock Avenue Gate Location

The Hancock Avenue Gate will be put back in this location on the west side of the Taneytown Road. The “Sidewalk Closed” sign is near the center of the gate. The left post of the gate is near the left of the orange fencing. The right post is farther to the right of the orange […] The post Hancock Avenue Gate Location appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

The 2nd Maryland Infantry Monument on Culp’s Hill

The monument to the 2nd Maryland Infantry Regiment on Lower Culp’s Hill/Spangler’s Hill. The Baltimore Cross is on each of the four faces of the capstone as most of the men in the regiment were recruited from Baltimore. The Maryland State Seal is the large bas relief carving on the front. Show More Summary

East Cemetery Hill Restoration Update

We checked in on the demolition progress at the Civil War Trust’s property on East Cemetery Hill yesterday evening. We last stopped by this property two weeks ago – we’re standing on Wainright Avenue, looking up at the rear of the house on Hillcrest Place. Show More Summary

Thompson House Restoration

The widow Mary Thompson House, as the sun sets over the McPherson Barn and the Blue Ridge mountains in the background. The Civil War Trust purchased this property and is performing restoration of the landscape to its 1863 appearance....Show More Summary

Temporary National Cemetery Parking Lot

While the old Cyclorama Parking Lot is being replaced (out of sight to the right of this view), a temporary parking lot has been established south of the National Cemetery. This lot used to be used by employees of the National Park Service when the the old Visitors Center complex was located nearby. Show More Summary

Cyclorama Parking Lot Update

A number of trees are being removed in the area of the Cyclorama parking lot. We took two panoramas yesterday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to give you the latest update. You can compare them to our panoramas from previous days (click to enlarge). We have also included a few photos […] The post Cyclorama Parking Lot Update appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

What is the Purpose in Reconstructing the Hancock Avenue Gate?

Welcome to the next battle of Gettysburg. What should be the appearance and purpose of this and any other National Military Park? As part of the Cyclorama parking lot deconstruction there will be a structure placed along the Taneytown Road. Show More Summary

Old Cyclorama Parking Lot Deconstruction

The National Park Service is cutting down trees in the area of the old Cyclorama Center parking lot, which is now the National Cemetery Parking lot in order to reduce the size of the parking lot, to restore a ravine that was in this location at the time of the battle. This view was taken […] The post Old Cyclorama Parking Lot Deconstruction appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

East Cemetery Hill Restoration Work

The Civil War Trust is tearing down a structure that they purchased on East Cemetery Hill. They are doing their part to restore the ground to the way that it looked in 1863 when this line was lightly defended by Ohio soldiers who were overrun by Louisiana soldiers on the evening of July 2, 1863. Show More Summary

McPherson’s Ridge Panorama: May 2012

This view was taken at approximately 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 12, 2012. For a medium-sized version of the panorama click here. For the larger JPEG version, click here. If you’d like to see the uncompressed TIFF file, you can download it here (55.7 MB). Here is a panoramic view from McPherson’s Ridge for the [...]

Harvest of Death Part 13: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

A glass plate titled “View in Field on Right Wing Where General Reynolds Fell At The Battle of Gettysburg.” Is this view one of a few photographs taken following the battle that were mislabeled? What other photographs do we know were mislabeled that have a relationship with the area around McPherson’s Woods/Reynolds’ Woods?This image was [...]

Harvest of Death Part 12: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

A glass plate titled “View in Field on Right Wing Where General Reynolds Fell At The Battle of Gettysburg.” This image was taken by Timothy H. O’Sullivan for Alexander Gardner circa July 5-6, 1863. It is courtesy of the Library of Congress. Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust, Garry Adelman earned his [...]

Harvest of Death Part 11: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman on the left and Tim Smith on the right are standing in the low ground between East McPherson’s Ridge and Seminary Ridge, which is in the background of this photograph. They are showing the northeast view of the John Cummings’ Harvest of Death Location. This image was taken facing [...]

Harvest of Death Part 10: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman on the left and Tim Smith on the right are standing on the east slope of East McPherson’s Ridge. They are showing the northeast view of the John Stewart and Scott Hartwig Harvest of Death Location. This image was taken facing east at approximately 4:45 PM on Sunday, February [...]

Harvest of Death Part 9: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith on the left and Garry Adelman on the right are standing east of East Cemetery Hill in the area of the Henry Culp Farm. The vehicles in the background are located on East Confederate Avenue. Tim and Garry are showing the east view of the Tom Maricino, Troy Harmon, [...]

Louisiana Monument Panorama: May 2012

Today’s panorama concentrates on the Confederate view of the Peach Orchard at ground level. This panorama is taken from in front of (east of) the Louisiana State Monument. On the left is Pitzer’s and Spangler’s Woods the red Alexander Spangler Barn, and Cemetery Hill. In the center are the Sherfy Farm and the Peach Orchard. [...]

Gettysburg’s Oak Ridge Tower Panorama: May 2012

On the left the camera is pointing to the southwest and on the right of the view the camera is pointing to the north. For the larger JPEG version click here, or you can download the uncompressed TIFF file (44.3 MB) here. This view was taken at approximately 11:45 AM on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Here [...]

Gettysburg Transit Center Update

The Gettysburg Transit Center, under construction on Carlisle Street in downtown Gettysburg. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Fencing has been removed from around the structure and windows and doors have been installed. We’ll take a walk around the structure. For previous information on this building, take [...]

Harvest of Death Part 8: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith on the left and Garry Adelman on the right are standing near the “old” Cyclorama Building on Cemetery Ridge. Garry is holding his “Journal of Civil War Scribblings.” This image was taken facing north at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Director of History and Education for the [...]

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