View photos and images from the four tracts that we are working to save at Gettysburg in 2011.
(17 photos in gallery)
Saved Property at the Park Entrance
Two of the Civil War Trust's recent saved properties at Gettysburg are located just a stone's throw from the entrance to the National Park. The property just across the street was preserved in 2011.
Target Property along Baltimore Pike
The Civil War Trust is currently working to acquire this site along the Baltimore Pike. This battlefield tract sits directly opposite the entrance to the Gettysburg Visitor Center.
The 10th Maine on the Baltimore Pike
The Civil Wat Trust is working to acquire this property on the Baltimore Pike which was occupied by the 10th Maine during the Battle of Gettysburg.
10th Maine Then and Now
Left: Courtesy Nick Picerno; Right: Rob Shenk
This historic image shows the 10th Maine monument before the construction of the modern house that now occupies this historic ground.
Satellite Image: Target Properties on the Baltimore Pike
This satellite image shows the location of the two Baltimore Pike properties in relation to Visitor Center
Par for the Course
Though it was the site of heavy fighting on July 1, 1863, this land on the western bank of Willoughby's Run has been home to a golf course since the 1930s. The Civil War Trust now has the opportunity to finally preserve this historic ground for future generations.
Then: Willoughby's Run
This historic photograph shows the 19th Indiana Monument on the eastern bank of Willoughby's Run. The Civil War Trust's current target property is clearly visible on the western bank.
Now: Willoughby's Run
This tranquil stream was the site of some of the most intense fighting of the Civil War on July 1, 1863.
Land Saved at the Gettysburg Country Club
In 2011, the Civil War Trust was able to preserve 95 acres that had previously been part of the Gettysburg Country Club. The site of intense fighting on July 1, 1863, as well as post-battle burials, this land had been in private hands for more than a century.
The Gettysburg Springs Hotel
This hotel was built to accommodate visitors to one of the Gettysburg battlefield's early tourist attractions, a medicinal springs once located on the Trust's current target property. In later years, many veterans of the battle stayed at this hotel during reunions.
These Woods hosted some of the bloodiest fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, as Confederates of A. P. Hill's Corps locked horns with the tough Midwesterners of the Iron Brigade.
Library of Congress
This museum and souvenir stand was located on the Chambersburg Pike in the early part of the 20th Century. The monuments to Buford and Reynolds are clearly visible in the background.
The Fall of Reynolds
Library of Congress
This Alfred Waud sketch depicts the fatal wounding of Union General John Reynolds on July 1.
John Burns Monument
One of the most memorable stories of the Battle of Gettysburg is that of Gettysburg resident John Burns, who picked up his musket and joined the ranks of the 7th Wisconsin during its fight on McPherson's Ridge
The Josiah Benner Farm
Located along the Harrisburg Road, the 9-acre farm of Josiah Benner was directly in the path of Jubal Early's Confederate Division on July 1, 1863. The Civil War Trust preserved this historic property in 2011.
Wounded at the Benner Farm
In the aftermath of the battle, the Benner family found their home had been converted into a hospital. Among the wounded was Union general Francis C. Barlow who was wounded not far from the Benner farm.
The Benner Farm Circa 1890
Courtesy of Anthony Giufredda
Privately owned since the time of the battle, the home of Josiah Benner remains in an excellent state of preservation