THE LEISTER HOUSE FALL CLEANUP OCTOBER 1st, 2017 at GETTYSBURG
Twice a year the members of the General Meade Society of Philadelphia trek to Gettysburg to tend to the widow Leister’s garden. The good lady ceded her house to the Union effort. The Victor of the battle of Gettysburg, General George Gordon Meade, used her farm house as his headquarters to orchestrate the defeat of the rebellious southern forces of Robert E. Lee.
This effort to Adopt A Position for the the National Park Service is headed up by Ginny and Tom Benner. As usual, Society members showed up to show their support for the effort by weeding and pruning the garden to preserve it as close to the original garden as possible. (No tomatoes or string beans there!)