Aug 8

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 107th Ohio and to the 25th Ohio are shown at the position when they were attacked here on the evening of July 2, 1863. This view was taken facing east to slightly northeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

This aerial view shows the East Cemetery Hill area. The red star is on the structure that is being removed. at 570 Hillcrest Place.. This image is courtesy of googlemaps.

Here is how this flank marker area looked approximately three weeks ago. This view was taken facing north at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

It would be ideal to return to this view. This view was taken facing north circa 1887.

While we were on our last visit to this area, we ran into the Civil Trust’s Garry Adelman, who is also a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide. Garry has previous done posts for us on: the Harvest of Death, Devil’s Den, the Myth of Little Round Top, and Then and Now. This view was taken facing east at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

Garry gives us a brief overview of the action that took place here on the evening of July 2, 1863, between the Confederates of Hays’ Louisiana Brigade and the Union soldiers of Harris’ Brigade. This view was taken facing north to southwest to north to east to southeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

Garry Adelman is now standing by a sign that the Civil War Trust put up to mark their purchase. In the back right are vehicles at the Gettysburg Tour Center. Also in the back right is the New York State Monument located in the National Cemetery. This view was taken facing south at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

Here is a closer view of the sign by which Garry was standing. This view was taken facing south at approximately 2:30 PM on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

In this video, Garry Adelman discusses the purchase of this property and wonders what you think about removing the trees from this location. This view was taken facing northeast to southeast to southwest to east to norht to southeast to east at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

We think the trees should be removed. Even though that opens up the view of the football field, it also opens up the view of the fields where Hays’ and Avery’s brigades advanced here on the evening of July 2, 1863. This view was taken facing east at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

The lower level of the house still needs some work. This view was taken facing north at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

Garry’s deck will soon be removed. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

The east side of the structure. A Gettysburg Municipal Authority water tank is visible in the left background. The high school football field is behind the camera position. This view was taken facing west at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

This view is from the opposite direction of the previous view. The football field is out of sight, but down the slope in the distance. This view was taken facing east at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

Here is this week’s panorama of the area that is being restored. On the left we are looking down the hill and the road is Hillcrest Place. On the far right is the left flank marker of the 107th Ohio Infantry Regiment. The current water tanks are behind this flank marker. This view was taken facing north to south at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

Here is a panorama of the area that we took a couple of weeks ago. On the left we are looking down the hill and the road is Hillcrest Place. On the far right is the left flank marker of the 107th Ohio Infantry Regiment. The current water tanks are behind this flank marker. This view was taken facing north to south at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Here is a view of the front of the house. The camera position is Hillcrest Place. The water tanks are out of sight on the right. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016.

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