Power’s Hill tree-clearing at Gettysburg
Power’s Hill is being cleared by the National Park Service to more closely resemble its appearance during the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. The hill, located along the Baltimore Pike, was a Union artillery platform on July 2-3 and helped bombard Confederate troops attacking Culp’s Hill. This land was recently acquired by the National Park Service, which removed non-historic 20th century buildings from the property, including a house.
During the battle the eastern slope of Power’s Hill was essentially clear of trees and underbrush.