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October, 2010
The Field Press
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Modern Intrusions Gone!
2011 Firends of Gettysburg Calendars
Rembrance Illumination 2010
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Modern Intrusions Removed on the Emmitsburg Road!

In March, thanks to funding support from CWPT, the Park acquired a two-acre property on what was the Philip Snyder farm along Emmitsburg Road. The modern houses blocked the sight lines that offered Union artillery in the Peach Orchard firing lines into the Confederate advance on July 2, 1863. The houses also blocked the Confederate artillery sight lines toward the Union position at the Peach Orchard. Homes Along Emmitsburg Road
Standing at Little Round Top visitors looking out over the battlefield could see almost all of the major battlefield features that affected the fighting in 1863; the open rocky slopes of Devil's Den and the fields crossed by Hood's and McLaws' men--and these two modern brick houses sticking out in the middle.
However, thanks to special funding provided by the Gettysburg Foundation, these two modern intrusions are now removed! Barbara Finfrock, Vice Chair of the Board for the Gettysburg Foundation observed,"I just came from standing in front of the piles of brick and rubble, looking over toward Little Round Top in the distance, then north and south along the road at the new fences the Friends helped build in June, and I am overwhlmed with pride for what we have accomplished." Modern Intrusions Removed-Emmitsburg Road
The two houses will join a long and growing list of modern intrusions that the Park has been able to remove from the battlefield, including the old Visitor Center, the Home Sweet Home Motel, the Ford dealership and the National Tower.
2011 Friends of Gettysburg Calendars Have Hit Mailboxes

Please be sure to check your mailboxes for the 2011 Friends of Gettysburg Calendar! This highly anticipated piece is a member favorite and this year's edition will not disappoint.


Each month, you will get to see an exclusive view of the Gettysburg National Military Park and the surrounding area. Remember, while the calendar is our free gift to you for being a dedicated member of the Friends, your donations help us continue to make great strides in preserving this hallowed ground for present and future generations. Your generosity is appreciated and essential!


The Annual Rembrance Illumination 
The 8th Annual Remembrance Illumination, sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation, will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg from 5:30-9:30 p.m. During the Luminaria, a luminary candle is lit on each of the over 3,500 Civil War soldier graves in the National Cemetery, paying homage to those who here gave their "last full measure of devotion."  You can be a part of the Remembrance Illumination by volunteering to help with the set-up, clean-up, greeting, reading, or by Illuminationsponsoring a candle.  Luminary candles may be sponsored for $18.63 per candle. In order for sponsors to appear in the program, sponsorships must be received by October 29, 2010.  
Visit our website to volunteer or sponsor a candle.  
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