Gettysburg Daily

A Last Look at the Henry Heth Wounding Stump

Confederate Major General Henry Heth was wounded at this spot on July 1, 1863, as he advanced with his men through McPherson’s/Herbst’s/Reynold’s Woods on the western arm of McPherson’s Ridge. Heth would claim after the battl[...]

Well-Known Witness Tree on Culp’s Hill Suffers Damage

This prominent witness tree on Culp’s Hill, a white oak, was damaged in December.This image was taken facing at approximately 2:30 PM on Monday, February 20, 2017. The witness tree is labeled with a blue star. It appears in this photograph by[...]

Warren Avenue Closed For A While

Warren Avenue, which connects Crawford and Sickles Avenue in Plum Run Valley/Valley of Death to Sykes Avenue on Little Run Top is closed while “shoulder work” is being conducted. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 8:30[...]

October Snowstorm Damage Part 1

A large section of a tree fell on the top of the monument to the 121st New York Infantry Regiment on Little Round Top. It knocked the bronze figure at the top of the monument backwards. The damage not only separated the bronze top from the granite b[...]

150th Anniversary First Battle of Manassas Part 1

One of our goals on the visit to Manassas National Battlefield was to capture scenes in the final hours of daylight on July 21st, the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas. The location is Henry Hill. The monument to Thomas J. “Sto[...]

Gettysburg’s Christ Lutheran Church Linden Trees Born Again

The two witness trees that stood in front of (north of) the Christ Lutheran Church have been gone since January. But new trees are attempting to grow from the old stumps as seen in the left foreground of this photograph. This view was taken facing [...]

Pender “Witness Tree” Struck by Lightning, Saved by Cable

The Pender Tree, located on the east side of Seminary Ridge’s West Confederate Avenue, was struck by lightning sometime during the last two weeks of August. The lightning struck the lightning rod at the top of the tree, ran down the cable and[...]