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Leister Home - GEITYSBrrBG A3 IT IS. The scars of war linger...
GEITYSBrrBG A3 IT IS. The scars of war linger about Pennsylvania town; they were too grave and too deep to be eradicated iu twenty years. But Waterloo and the Brandy wine, the one fought sad the other 114 years ago h»re the full as many actual battle to show as Gettvabnrtr. Tra* t ne *« »uuw aa ueKjsuurjr. True tbe Battlefield Memorial Association been engaged in a work of conservation; true, the regimental monument monument 8 set up year by year are perpetuating the lact that a deadly* aid occur here. But side by side with the field of Waterloo there comparison. The Chateau of Hou- goumont with its mined walls,bullet- pitted everywhere, the relict of was La H. ye Samte, grimly and instantly suggest the scene of a conflict. At Gettysburg the storm shot and shell upended its force on the rocks, the trees and the fellows who s'ood beneath them. Where buildings were injured or destroyed, they have in almost every case been repaired or rebuilt. An unexploded conical shell, sticking out of the wall of an attorney's and a patch of fresh brickwork in basement and cupola of the Town Hall are about the only remaining evidences of the work of destruction: General Meade's headquarters in Mrs. Leister's House, on the Taneytown Road were pretty well riddled with shot during the bombardment of the third day, but only the back kitchen now remains to show what the original structure was like, the rest of noose has been rebuilt. The Battlefield Battlefield Hotel between the Town and the Cemetery was occupied as tbe outpost of Union sharpshooters and the Confederate batteries paid their respects respects to it; a few shot boles walls and stairways are shown to inquiring viators in evidence of the net. But if the artificial and port*- ble evidences of strife, in tbe shape dismounted cannon, monuments, 4c., were removed, the most observant visitor might pass through tbe town and suburbs of Gettysburg without any suspicion that a terrific battle, which nearly 10,000 men were killed and at leaet 40,000 wounded, a battle lasting three days and accompanied by a bombardment unprecedented in history, had occurred on tbe spot only twenty years ago. I o of

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  1. The News,
  2. 04 May 1885, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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