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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[...]

Henry Heth Wounding Tree Stump

Confederate Major General Henry Heth was wounded by the tree to which this stump belongs on the afternoon of July 1, 1863. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 12:00 PM on Friday, November 28, 2008. Confederate Major-General Henry[...]

Abraham Lincoln Witness Tree

Abraham Lincoln passed beneath this tree on November 19, 1863 as he rode to Cemetery Hill to give his Gettysburg Address. Lincoln and the rest of the procession would have been traveling from left to right, or north to south. This view was taken [...]

Sickles’ Witness Tree

Underneath this tree, Major-General Daniel Sickles established his headquarters on July 2, 1863. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Monday, November 10, 2008. One of the best known Witness Trees on the Gettysburg Bat[...]

Did the National Park Service Cut Down a Witness Tree?

Did the National Park Service intentionally cut down this possible witness tree at the Klingel House so they could plant more trees in an orchard? The Pennsylvania Monument is in the left center background. This view was taken from the southwest[...]

Devil’s Den: Aftermath of the “Construction”

When one first enters Devil’s Den, the road construction that occurred this summer appears to be worth the wait for this area to reopen. There is new asphalt in the road, and new curbs on the right of the road. There is a dirt and rock mix [...]

Searching For a Farnsworth’s Charge Witness Tree

This Gettysburg Witness Tree (with the red “W” for “Witness”) along South Confederate Avenue appears to be healthy. The tree is in the area of Farnsworth’s Charge on the afternoon of July 3, 1863. This view was take[...]

Another Slowly Dying Gettysburg Witness Tree

This Gettysburg Witness Tree along West Confederate Avenue on Seminary Ridge/Warfield Ridge is slowly dying. This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 5:15 PM on Wednesday, August 27, 2008. Another Gettysburg Witness Tree is [...]