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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gettysburg National Military Park
 
Gettysburg National Military Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Gettysburg National Military Park Marker
 
Inscription. Established by Act of Congress approved February 11, 1895 by which the Secretary of War was authorized to receive all lands and improvements which belonged to the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, a corporation chartered by the State of Pennsylvania 1864 to acquire other lands on the Battlefield for the purposes of the Park (not exceeding in area the parcels shown on the map prepared by Major-Gen Daniel E. Sickles U.S.A. and then on file in the office of the Secretary of War) which subject to the supervision and direction of the Secretary of War should be in charge of the Commissioners theretofore appointed by him under Act of Congress approved March 3 1893 and their successors.

The Commissioners were directed to ascertain and definitely mark the lines of battle of all troops engaged in the battle of Gettysburg within the limits of the Park or adjacent thereto subject to the approval of the Secretary of War.

522 1/4 acres of land were conveyed by the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association to the United States pursuant to the act of 1895.

The Secretaries of War under whose approval the work has been done were Daniel S. Lamont, Russell A. Alger, Elihu Root, and Wm. H. Taft.

The Commissioners were Lieut. Colonel John P. Nicholson, Chairman, Penna., John B. Bachelder, Mass. and Brig-General Wm.
 
Close Up of the Text Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, January 23, 2010
2. Close Up of the Text
 
H. Forney, Alabama appointed by the Secretary of War under the Act approved March 3, 1893. General Forney died January 16 1894, Major Wm. M. Robbins of North Carolina was appointed March 13 1894. Mr. Bachelder died December 22, 1894. Major Charles A. Richardson of New York was appointed April 25, 1895. Major Robbins died May 3, 1905. Major-Gen. Lunsford L. Lomax of Virginia was appointed May 17, 1905.

Lieut. Colonel E. B. Cope, Engineer S. Aug. Hammond Asst.-Engineer, Hays W. Mattern Draughtsman.
 
Erected 1908 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.023′ N, 77° 14.077′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located west of the parking area for the old Visitor Center, near Ziegler's Grove in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander Hays (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 126th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I First U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 108th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Gettysburg National Military Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Gettysburg National Military Park Marker
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Administrative History of Gettysburg National Military Park. (PDF) The park, as we know it today, was the product of many different intersecting efforts. (Submitted on December 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Bachelder Maps. One of several sets maps prepared by Bachelder during his study of the battlefield. (Submitted on December 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
John B. Bachelder and Wife on the Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
4. John B. Bachelder and Wife on the Battlefield
Bachelder did more than any other person, save perhaps General Sickles, to help preserve the battlefield at Gettysburg.

(Source: Wikipedia)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on December 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on January 23, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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