FALL CLEANUP of the MEADE HEADQUARTERS
at GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
SEPTEMBER 16th, 2018 10:30-Noon
The Leister House / Meade’s Gettysburg Headquarters Autumn cleanup of the garden at Meade’s headquarters was held on Sunday, September 16th.
Once again, sixteen members of the Society showed up to trim, weed and generally tidy up the Widow Leister’s garden in the manner specified by the Gettysburg Battlefield. After the work was done, the crew gathered as is customary at the Farnsworth House Inn for a lunch offered by the Society. As usual, many, many thanks to Ginny and Tom Benner, for her fine cookies and encouragement as well as their organizing the event with the Park Service.
In addition to the local Meade Society members, we were joined by the Camp Hill reserves of Tom Huntington, historian, blogger and esteemed author of Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg and his newly-released Maine Roads to Gettysburg: How Joshua Chamberlain, Oliver Howard, and 4,000 Men from the Pine Tree State Helped Win the Civil War’s Bloodiest Battle. Tom joined us for the heavy lifting and a brew afterwards. He even found time to sign a copy of his newest book at the Leister House!
The photos below are from the 2018 Fall Cleanup.
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