- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A small piece of the nation’s military heritage is being preserved in central Pennsylvania.

The nonprofit Civil War Trust has purchased a one-acre parcel of land that played a role in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Trust spokeswoman May Koik described the property as one of the battlefield’s lesser-known corners. Union cannons were briefly overrun there by Confederates on July 2, 1863.

The Gettysburg Times reports (https://bit.ly/1hy6Gzd ) the group bought the property on East Cemetery Hill for about $80,000 from the town’s Municipal Authority.

Koik says plans include removing some non-historic trees to partially restore the 1863 vista. She notes that will make it easier for visitors to view existing monuments and markers.

She said Friday that the plot could eventually be donated to the National Park Service.


Information from: Gettysburg Times, https://www.gettysburgtimes.com

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