From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
HARRISBURG – For the first time, Civil War buffs can now walk the land on Chambersburg Pike west of Gettysburg where Confederate and Union troops locked in a ferocious struggle at the start of the epic battle.
The 95-acre tract, scene of major fighting on July 1, 1863, has been made part of Gettysburg National Military Park at last.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Friday – weeks before the start of a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War – that the former country club land had been bought by the National Park Service from a conservation group.
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