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firstmdes
06-03-2008, 02:08 PM
80 more acres preserved!


Historic Gettysburg Farm Protected

The Gettysburg Foundation, a partner of Gettysburg National Military Park, has purchased the George Spangler Farm, protecting this historically significant site within the park from private development. The 80-acre farm is at the logistical center of the Union battle line during the three-day Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. During and after the battle, the site served as a field hospital, treating Union and Confederate wounded, including Confederate General Lewis Armistead who died of the wounds he suffered at the High Water Mark on July 3. The foundation plans to rehabilitate the farm for educational uses.
The above was taken from Heritage News - June 2008 received via email on June 3, 2008.

GaWildcat
06-03-2008, 02:35 PM
Thats great news! I guess we win in increments..

sallymoore
06-03-2008, 03:49 PM
The George Spangler farm is about half a mile from our home. We have been anxiously watching the For Sale signs for months. Great rejoicing in the Ryan household when the news broke that the farm had been purchased by the Gettysburg Foundation. We have heard that there are plans (in the future) to use the site for a variety of living history/ educational purposes, one of which is regarding the field hospitals and medical customs of the times.

Swag
06-04-2008, 03:47 PM
Every acre is a win! Hurrah!

3rd_PA_Artillery
06-04-2008, 05:03 PM
Hurrah! Bully for the foundation!:D

Brian Wolle
06-07-2008, 05:56 PM
I bow to the preservationist gods who enabled this to happen.
Saints be praised!