Jul 29

Fence rails lay in piles along the Railroad Cut in Gettysburg National Military Park. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

As we reported back in June, the National Park Service responded to concerns over primary source documentation of fencing along the railroad cut in the summer of 1863 by removing the fences along the railroad cut yesterday. As always, we will show you some pictures.

The monument to the 14th Brooklyn is the left-hand portion of this view. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

The monuments to the 95th New York and the 6th Wisconsin are in the foreground. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

Of the fences placed by the Friends of Gettysburg back in June, only the fences along the railroad cut have been dismantled. This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

The fence in the background of the previous photo, which stretches from the Chambersburg Pike/Route 30 … This view was facing southwest at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

… to the end of the recently removed fenceline, remains. This view was facing northwest at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

As does this “worm” fence behind the statue to Brigadier General James Wadsworth. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

There are concerns amongst some in the historical community about the fences placed along the rest of the first day’s field (some of which can be seen in the background of this view). It is possible we will cover those concerns in a future posting. The Eternal Light Peace Memorial is in the left background. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.


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