Gettysburg Daily

Gettysburg’s Christ Lutheran Church Witness Trees Removal

Because of safety and liability concerns, contractors for Christ Lutheran Church, on Chambersburg Street, have begun to cut down the two witness trees that stood in front of (north of) the building. This view was taken facing southeast at approxim[...]

Another Baltimore Street Witness Tree

At 404 Baltimore Street is a large sycamore tree that was a witness to the Battle of Gettysburg and many events since the battle. It is located near the corner of Baltimore Street and Lefever Street. The building to the right (east) of the tree wa[...]

National Cemetery Witness Tree, Sickles Witness Fence Update

The Honey Locust Tree which was supposedly standing in 1863, is still standing in the Gettysburg Soldiers’ National Cemetery four months after it was struck by lightning. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, De[...]

Culp’s Hill Witness Tree: Split by an Artillery Shell?

An artillery shell fired during the Battle of Gettysburg supposedly split this tree in two. The tree is located on the east slope of Culp’s Hill. In order to save the tree, someone placed cement in the split in an attempt to hold it togeth[...]