Jun 29


The black iron Sickles Witness Fence, and the gate shown here, divides the Soldiers National Cemetery from the civilian Evergreen Cemetery. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.

Repainting of the Sickles Witness Fence between Soldiers National Cemetery and Evergreen Cemetery has been completed.



In our last posting on the fence we showed you the section being repainted that stretches from its start on Baltimore Street to the Soldiers National Monument from the National Cemetery side. Here we are in the Evergreen Cemetery. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.



The meticulously painted details of the fence look superb. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.



Near the “turn” in the fence, where it changes from running southwest to due south, is the area in which the fence sustained damage in August of 2008. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.



The damage is visible behind the graves of Jacob and Mary Grove. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.



The fence was re-welded into place and the bent spear points were removed. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.



In the background is the speaker’s rostrum at the Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery, across from the old location of the Gettysburg Visitors Center. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.



The fence descends down the hill … This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.



… past the section of the cemetery where those who died post-Civil War are buried. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.



The acorns at the bottom of the fence have received their fresh coat of paint as well. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.



The fence ends here at the rock wall that stretches east to west at the southernmost section of the National Cemetery. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.



This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:10 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2010.


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