Mar 16



Hospital Woods, which used to conceal the view of the Hilton Garden Inn from the Camp Letterman marker on the York Road have now been removed. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 14, 2009.

Progress has made another very visual impact on the Camp Letterman site. Almost all the trees have now been removed from the site, including Hospital Woods.



Here’s a view of the Camp Letterman marker with Hospital Woods in the background. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Thursday, November 6, 2008.



The Camp Letterman Kitchen located in Hospital Woods. This photograph was taken circa November, 1863.



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Phil Lechak is standing in the general area of the Hilton Garden Inn. Behind him is hospital woods. The York Road and the Camp Letterman marker are on the other side of the woods. This view was taken looking northeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Sunday, November 9, 2008.



Another view of the Camp Letterman marker with the woods in the background. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Thursday, November 6, 2008.



A more recent view of the Camp Letterman marker and the absence of woods in the background. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 14, 2009.



We have now stepped to the other (south/southeast) side of the Camp Letterman marker for this panorama. The York Road is to the left and right in this view. For a larger view, click on the image. For the larger JPEG version click here, or you can download the uncompressed TIFF file (28.7 MB) here. This view was taken facing northeast to southwest at approximately 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 14, 2009.

See our previous tour of Camp Letterman with LBG Phil Lechak here.


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