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Gettysburg 145th Anniversary battlewalk – Troy Harman

Veteran National Park Service Ranger and author Troy Harman speaks to an enthusiastic crowd during his outstanding battlewalk of the seldom visited, seldom discussed fight on Brinkerhoff’s Ridge along Hanover Road (Route 116) between the main Gettysburg Battlefield and East Cavalry Field.

The fascinating tour covered more than three miles and was almost entirely on private property, with the exception of the parking area and initial comments he made on Confederate Avenue on the East Cavalry Field battlefield. Above is one of the absolutely gorgeous old Civil War-era homes near Hoffman Road that we were fortunate to tramp by during this battlewalk.

A vintage house on the eastern crest of Brinkerhoff’s Ridge that dates from before the Battle of Gettysburg; this was owned after the war by William C. Storrick (famous Gettysburg author, Licensed Battlefield Guide, and Superintendent of the Gettysburg National Military Park). Each of the 200+ battlefield trampers received a FREE set of two souvenir 2008 Civil War photograph calenders by long-time ACW photographer and publisher Helen Schwartz.