Gettysburg is landlocked, but The Evening Sun in Hanover found a neat way to tie this historic town and its battle to the sea: Several years ago, the USS Gettysburg, pictured here, borrowed artifacts from the National Park Service. Those 20 items included an officer’s saber, officer sash, an officer’s revolver, musket bayonet, shell fragments and cannonballs. Some of the missile cruiser’s crew were to return them as part of 152nd anniversary observances going on this week at the battlefield. And here’s another neat connection between Gettysburg and the USS Gettysburg. ‘The borough of Gettysburg has its own specific flag,’ a crew member told The Evening Sun, ‘and about 20 years ago they let us fly that flag on our ship to show we have a connection with the city wherever we are.’ Read more: USS Gettysburg. Also as part of the 152nd, free Sacred Trust presentations on compelling Civil War topics are set for July 4-5 on the lawn of the visitors center. Here’s a bit about last year’s Sacred Trust talks. Also of interest: Replicating Lincoln in Gettysburg: A Red Lion artist is working to reproduce ‘The Man.’
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