Itinerary tablets, or markers, which show actions taken by the Army of the Potomac each day from June 26, 1863 to July 5, 1863 have still not been placed on East Cemetery Hill. The holes around the bases have been filled, and the grass has been planted, but it’s still two weeks before the tablets will be placed on top of the bases. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 8:30 AM on Thursday, July 31, 2008.
The markers, or itinerary tablets for the Army of the Potomac on East Cemetery Hill have still not been placed. The holes have been filled in around the bases, and the grass has been planted, but the tablets are still two weeks away from being erected. See our previous post on July 23, 2008. The Gettysburg Daily saw some of the maintenance crew watering grass, and took some photographs Thursday morning.
Please see later East Cemetery Hill Marker posts on August 20, 2008, and August 21, 2008.
The maintenance person is watering the grass, not power washing the bases. A member of this crew, however, said the bases probably should be power washed since they were buried in the mud since 1978 before they were rediscovered a couple of years ago. They were reset here a couple of weeks ago. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 8:30 AM on Thursday, July 31, 2008.
The flag in the Soldiers National Cemetery is at half staff because of the death of a firefighter in California this week. 18 year old Andy Palmer was a firefighter at Olympic National Park. He was fighting a fire in California’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest when a tree fell on him. All National Parks have their flags at half staff in his memory. This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 8:30 AM on Thursday, July 31, 2008.
There will be nine itinerary tablets explaining ten days of movements for the Army of the Potomac. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 8:30 AM on Thursday, July 31, 2008.