Monday, December 30, 2013

Gettysburg Witness Trees

From the April 30, 2008, Gettysburg Daily. //// Visitors often ask how many current trees on the Gettysburg Battlefield were there July 1-3, 1863. The best guess is between 100-200. //// The War Department operated Gettysburg National Military Park before the National Park Service took over in 1933. //// They thought some "witness trees" were important enough to mark and protect and small brass tags were placed on some of the trees along with lightning rods. //// There are five witness trees in one section along Confederate Avenue. //// This is a good photo essay and worth checking out. //// Save That Old Tree. --Old Secesh

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