Sunday, January 20, 2013

Help Us Save Gettysburg's Forgotten Flanks

Save Gettysburg
The Civil War Trust has an incredible opportunity to save 3 different portions of the Gettysburg battlefield totaling 112 acres – the "forgotten flanks" of the Union and Confederate armies on July 3, 1863.
As the two great Union and Confederate armies in the East concentrated their forces at Gettysburg, both commanding generals, Robert E. Lee and George G. Meade, extended their lines to protect their vulnerable flanks and probe for enemy weaknesses. Union and Confederate troops sparred with one another on these flanks, adding scores of casualties to the already horrific losses of those first days of July 1863. Today, these flanks are still vulnerable – to development, which could at any time threaten the integrity of the Gettysburg battlefield, one of the America's most important pieces of hallowed ground.
Forgotten Flanks
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