80 more acres preserved!
The above was taken from Heritage News - June 2008 received via email on June 3, 2008.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.