Jul 26


Like the rest of the battlefield, the grass we previously showed you surrounding the William Patterson House has seen better days This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 6:55 AM on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

An anonymous individual who worked on the Patterson House during its restoration thought we should be aware of an interesting tidbit about the logs in the Patterson House. Apparently one of the restorers helping the National Park Service with the project, who is currently working on replacing mahogany windows in the White House in Washington D.C., became aware of shell fragments embedded in one of the original logs.



If one crosses the street here and views the house from across the Taneytown Road you can get a good look at the west side of the house. This view was taken facing north at approximately 6:55 AM on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.



On the west side of the house, on the 9th log up … This view was taken facing east at approximately 6:55 AM on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.



… Which is easily counted from the bottom of this view … This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:15 PM on Friday, December 12, 2008.



… And even better seen here, is apparently where the restorers found lead and shell fragments, likely from the shelling during Pickett’s Charge in the 9th log from the bottom. This view includes the not original replaced 1st log in that sequence, replaced for structural purposes. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:15 PM on Thursday, October 29 2009.



And hasn’t the Patterson House came a long way since we first covered it back in August of 2008? This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 2:45 PM on Monday, August 11, 2008.



We hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage of this restoration. As of yet, the Park Service does not have any particular plans for this structure. This view was taken facing east at approximately 6:55 AM on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.


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