Jul 18



Along the west side of the Taneytown Road, near the site of the Michael Frey House and Artillery Ridge Campground, the National Park Service is cutting down 15 and a half acres of non-historic vegetation to open the view that soldiers would have had in 1863. This view was taken from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Friday, July 18, 2008.

The National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park is cutting down non-historic vegetation to rehabilitate the battlefield along the Taneytown Road. The location is near the Artillery Ridge Campground, and the site of the Michael Frey Farm. An area of approximately 15 and a half acres is being restored so that visitors can appreciate the view of Cemetery Ridge from the Taneytown Road, and understand its importance during the battle.



The location is near the site of the Michael Frey Farm, which is the house on the left, and Artillery Ridge Campground, which is in the right background. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 7:30 AM on Friday, July 18, 2008.



Opening up the view in this area will expose the east side of Cemetery Ridge as it was in 1863. This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 7:30 AM on Friday, July 18, 2008.



The horse trail from the Artillery Ridge Campground is located in this area. The trail is on the left side of this view, and the rehabilitation is occurring in the right background. This view was taken from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Friday, July 18, 2008.


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