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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

37 Acres at Gettysburg's First Day

37 Acres at Gettysburg's First Day

Last fall, we called on our members to help preserve 37 acres at Gettysburg battlefield, the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Situated on Barlow’s Knoll, the land saw intense combat on July 1, 1863, resulting in hundreds of casualties including Brigadier General Francis Channing Barlow.

Thanks to the generosity of preservationists like you, we can now celebrate victory on this significant land! The property runs adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park near the monument to General Barlow and ultimately will be used to enhance interpretation of the battle’s first day.

Together, we have now saved nearly 1,000 acres at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s largest battlefield. I am honored to celebrate this important victory with you and am continually humbled by your support for our mission and our great nation’s history.

The Civil War Trust