The Tree at Devil's Den that Existed During the Battle of Gettysburg
What if the tree could see?
A Witness Tree is a living tree that existed during the time of a historical event. Garry Adelman details all of the day two Gettysburg actions that this tree atop Devil's Den would have witnessed. The tree can be seen in the back left of Alexander Gardner's 1863 photo: https://www.loc.gov/resource/cwp.4a39439/
Next time you visit Gettysburg be sure to check it out for yourself! Here are the coordinates: 39.791847, -77.242639
Adelman is the Chief Historian at the American Battlefield Trust.
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Result: Union Victory