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Wikipedia Description: Evergreen Cemetery (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
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Evergreen Cemetery is a privately owned community cemetery in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address from a platform constructed there. It was located immediately adjacent to the land later devoted to the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
In 1863 a group of local residents headed by attorney David McConaughy procured land on Raffensperger's Hill south of Gettysburg along the Baltimore Pike for a community cemetery. The Evergreen Cemetery Association managed the property and oversaw selection of its caretakers. A large brick gatehouse was constructed in the late 1850s, and the caretakers resided there. By the time that the Civil War came to Gettysburg in the summer of 1863, the cemetery had become well established. The height on which it was located was known as Cemetery Hill.
During the Battle of Gettysburg, the hill served as a major position of the Union Army of the Potomac, an anchor of the famed "fish hook" defensive line. The cemetery and its gatehouse suffered damage from incoming artillery shells, as well as from the thousands of men and horses who tramped through it during and after the fighting.
Following the battle, McConaughy procured adjacent land for the Federal government to establish a formal military cemetery, Gettysburg National Cemetery.
The Evergreen Cemetery continued to grow in size throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It still has plots for sale.
* George Jacob Benner, U.S. Congressman
* John Burns, War of 1812 veteran who at age 70 fought as a civilian at Gettysburg
* Steve Courson, professional football player in the NFL
* William Crawford, U.S. Congressman
* Joel Buchanan Danner, U.S. Congressman
* David McConaughy, attorney and advocate for battlefield preservation and the National Cemetery
* Edward McPherson, U.S. Congressman and ...More...
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1999 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: A week at a timeshare in Gordonsville, VA, two weeks in Tennessee, which included attending my first Fan Fair country music festival, and family visits to North Carolina and Florida.
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