Gettysburg’s Ziegler’s Grove returning to its Civil War state

Linked in/Neat stuff: The ‘berry’ on Lewisberry?/2 old military pals meet

Slowly, the terrain in Gettysburg where the old Cyclorama building and visitors center stood for decades is returning to its Civil War state. In this case, its post-Civil War state as the marker for the Battery F, U.S Artillery is returned to where it first went up in 1907. It was moved when the Cyclorama building was constructed in 1962. How do you re-install a granite monument? Check out this Hanover Evening Sun photo gallery. Also of interest: The story of Evergreen Cemetery, with its distinctive Gettysburg gate, set to music.

That’s the after scene at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Remember Ziegler’s Grove when the Cyclorama stood? Here’s that scene: +++


Other neat stuff from all over … .

Tom Kirk emailed about his interest in Lewisberry, the old borough in northern York County:

“I read your reference to history of Lewisberry and its founder. Can you please explain why “berry” was added to the name of the town? I have the same question in regards to Newberry. One of my ancestors, Isaac Kirk, grandson of Timothy Kirk surveyed the land for Eli Lewis.”

I wrote back with a link that discusses the topic, albeit inconclusively. If you can add more, please comment below.


Chance encounter

York Daily Record/Sunday News columnist Mike Argento is known for his pointed critiques of the political scene. But his portfolio of columns also included scores of interviews with military veterans. Witness his column: A chance encounter after nearly 60 years. Here, he adds to that column with a short video.

History mystery: A historic place – and a historic table:

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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