Category Archives: Battlefield Farms

The busy season: a Gettysburg chore list

Got some spring cleaning to do around your home?  Imagine the tasks involved in sprucing up 1320 monuments, 410 cannon, 148 historic structures, 33 miles of paved historic avenues and roadways, 8 miles of historic dirt and gravel lanes, and … Continue reading

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Cultural Landscape Report for Gettysburg’s first day’s battlefield

In my last two blogs I wrote about important Gettysburg National Military Park goals for fiscal year 2014: addressing challenges at Little Round Top, and continuing battlefield rehabilitation on North Cemetery Ridge at the site of the old Visitor Center … Continue reading

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Battlefield Rehab continues on Gettysburg’s Cemetery Ridge

This week we’ll look at another of Gettysburg National Military Park’s 2014 goals, the rehabilitation of North Cemetery Ridge   Since 2009 the park and the Gettysburg Foundation have been implementing phases of this project to return key portions of the … Continue reading

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Fields of Conflict III: Rose Farm Damages, Claims, and Awards

  This is the third post on the Gettysburg battlefield farms.  This post will cover the compensations claims made by Francis Ogden, John Rose, and George Rose.  It offers a window into the confusion residents faced after the battle as … Continue reading

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Leaving a Legacy: Stewardship 150

In 2011 the Gettysburg Foundation launched Stewardship 150, a program to assist the National Park Service with preservation and education projects at Gettysburg National Military Park for this and future generations. Projects will help lay the groundwork for the commemoration … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: The Burden of Maintenance

If you’re in the midst of household clean-up projects this fall, take a moment to imagine the magnitude of taking care of 1320 monuments, 410 cannon, 148 historic structures,  33 miles of paved historic avenues and roadways, 8 miles of … Continue reading

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The Josiah Benner Farmhouse Now Federally Owned

With generous help from the Civil War Trust, the National Park Service has acquired another key parcel of land on the Gettysburg battlefield – the Josiah Benner house.   Gettysburg National Military Park took possession of the 9-acre property this … Continue reading

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The Emmanuel Harman Farm

On July 1 John Heiser, a fellow GNMP historian, and I, gave a three hour walking tour of the Emmanuel Harman (also spelled Harmon) farm. This past spring 95 acres of the old Harman farm – but more recently the … Continue reading

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