Sep 6



Work on the Sickles Witness Fence that separates the National Cemetery from Evergreen Cemetery has been at a standstill for much of the summer. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.

Work on the Sickles Witness Fence began again this week. The previous contractor did not perform to the National Park Service’s requirements. The National Park Service then stopped the project, and put the work out for bid again.



The monument to Taft’s New York Battery is on the right. The equestrian monument to Winfield Scott Hancock is in the left background. This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



The brick building is a maintenance structure in Evergreen Cemetery. This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



The paint on the fence first had to be stripped before it could be repainted. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



The new contractor is from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2008.



Hopefully, this time the stripping of the fence will not harm the headstones in Evergreen Cemetery. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2008.



The work we are showing in this post was completed by the previous contractor. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



The previous contractor stripped the fence to the artillery pieces on the right. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



The guns mark the position of Bancroft’s Battery. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



In this area is also the wayside for Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.



Hopefully the fence will be completed by the end of fall. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, August 31, 2009.

See the following related posts:

National Cemetery Baltimore Street Entrance Gate Restored and Repainted on September 1, 2009.
Gettysburg National Cemetery Fence and Sickles Witness Fence Update on June 20, 2009.


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