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37 acres preserved at Barlow's Knoll (July 1 fighting)

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Phil Gast, May 15, 2017.

  1. Phil Gast

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    I'm a bit confused. The map on the link that shows the acquired land appears to be land that has already been part of the national park. I'm using the official NPS guide map as my source.
     
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    Land might be in the authorized Park boundary but that doesn't mean that the Park owns it. There are many "in-holdings" and the Park doesn't always have the money to buy those properties. That is why we need to support organizations like the Civil War Trust.
     
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    A very important acquisition! Attached are two draft maps showing my interpretation of what occurred on that ground during the Eleventh Corps retreat.
     

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    Very interesting. That is something that I did not know. I always assumed that all land in the Park was owned by the Park.
     
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    Great as usual. Do you happen to know if any remaining structures exist of the Alms House?
     
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    I am glad that more land at Gettysburg has been preserved :smile:
     
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    Last time i saw the alms house, only a foundation/footprint was there.
     
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    I didn't find that when I looked. I guess I'll have to look again.
     
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    The complex would have been roughly where the Ag Extension Office is today.
     
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    Comparing the buildings of the Adams County Alms House with a modern Google Earth image, I am not able to positively identify any vestige that matches, although the lane that ran from the Carlisle Road past the old buildings to the Harrisburg Road is still there, with some minor changes. In addition, the east-west stream that ran south of the buildings and emptied into Rock Creek is still there, and I believe the depression through which that stream ran is where Gordon's brigade halted on July 1. Trees line the stream today. A short distance further south, on the west side of the Harrisburg Road, stands the home that was occupied by the John S. Crawford family during the battle.
     

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