Category Archives: Battlefield Farms

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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