Are any of the origional trees still there?
I have never been to Gettysburg, and do not know if any of the original group of trees are still alive. My grandfather took me into the woods at Chickamauga in the mid 1950's behind the extreme Confederate left and pointed out a trace chain lodged in a huge tree about 30 feet above ground level. His father had showed it to him. My great grandfather was a child living in Rising Fawn Ga. and he remembered the sounds of the guns. I relocated the tree in the mid 60's but have not searched from it since.
Co. B. 4th Ala.
by the way, the 4th , Longsteets Corps. was there.
"At exactly 1 o'clock by my watch, the two signal guns of the Washington Artillery were heard. In another minute every gun was at work." Porter Alexander, July 3rd 1863