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Lee’s Headquarters: Civil War Trust Restoration Part 2

This map shows the location of the 1863 structures at the Thompson property, acquired and restored by the Civil War Trust. This image courtesy of the Civil War Trust. Our host for this series is Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman (right), alo[...]

Lee’s Headquarters: Civil War Trust Restoration Part 1

On October 28th, the Civil War Trust will cut the ribbon on the widow Mary Thompson house, also known as Lee’s Headquarters. We’ll show you some of the progress before the property is opened to the public. Our thanks goes out to the Civi[...]

Triangular Field Controlled Burn

On September 7th the National Park Service performed a controlled burn at the Triangular Field area near Devil’s Den. Some parts of the burn appeared to be very effective. We walked around the area before and after the burn to take some panora[...]

Fox and National Cemetery Parking Lot

We know how you missed panoramas on the weekend (we kid — those posts aren’t coming back). Except today you’re probably dying to see the most recent update on the National Cemetery Parking Lot. Scroll down for the most recent panora[...]

1960s National Cemetery Parking Lot “Retaining Wall”

As part of the National Park Service’s professed goal of turning the Gettysburg Battlefield back to its 1863 appearance, this 1960s era wall will remain in place at the National Cemetery Parking Lot. This view was taken facing southwest at app[...]

East Cemetery Hill Civil War Trust Project Update

The Civil War Trust is steadily working on tearing down a structure that they purchased on East Cemetery Hill’s Hillcrest Place – today we’ll check in with LBG Garry Adelman to update us on the progress. The flank markers to the 10[...]

Hancock Avenue Gate Location

The Hancock Avenue Gate will be put back in this location on the west side of the Taneytown Road. The “Sidewalk Closed” sign is near the center of the gate. The left post of the gate is near the left of the orange fencing. The right post[...]

East Cemetery Hill Restoration Update

We checked in on the demolition progress at the Civil War Trust’s property on East Cemetery Hill yesterday evening. We last stopped by this property two weeks ago – we’re standing on Wainright Avenue, looking up at the rear of the [...]

Thompson House Restoration

The widow Mary Thompson House, as the sun sets over the McPherson Barn and the Blue Ridge mountains in the background. The Civil War Trust purchased this property and is performing restoration of the landscape to its 1863 appearance. We took a walk [...]

Temporary National Cemetery Parking Lot

While the old Cyclorama Parking Lot is being replaced (out of sight to the right of this view), a temporary parking lot has been established south of the National Cemetery. This lot used to be used by employees of the National Park Service when the [...]