Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Daniel Lady Farm

One of the farms (land, barn and house) that saw the hell of the Battle of Gettysburg was saved from a bulldozer by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association -

The lovely lady in the parlor is Kathy Coddington, a friend who's a member of a company of living historians who helped with the preservation of the farm.

The farm changed hands from Union to Confederate during the Battle. After those three horrible days in July 1863, the Lady family returned to find their home virtually destroyed, windows smashed, doors removed and blood, bodies and body parts everywhere. As if that wasn't enough, a shell had collapsed the second floor.
Saving these farms, houses, battlefields across the country is important for us and for future generations to understand and value our history.


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