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Civil War Trust
For Immediate Release: 11/11/05

Media Advisory: News Conference to Announce Preservation Victory at Gettysburg

(Gettysburg, Pa.) - On Friday, November 18, the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA), the Land Conservancy of Adams County (LCAC), and the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) will host a news conference at the historic Daniel Lady Farm on the Gettysburg Battlefield.

The purpose of the news conference is to announce a Farm and Ranchland Protection Program (FRPP) grant to place a conservation easement on the 145-acre farm. A conservation easement is a legal agreement that permanently limits development of the land.

The news conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the Daniel Lady Farm. Speaking at the news conference will be State Representative Harry Readshaw, CWPT President James Lighthizer, GBPA President Kathi Shue, LCAC Land Conservation Coordinator Sidney Kuhn, and other notables.

The Daniel Lady Farm played an important role in the three-day battle of Gettysburg. The farm was occupied by Southern forces on July 1, 1863, and served as a Confederate staging area for the remainder of the battle. In addition, the farm served as a hospital for the wounded of both sides; several burials were recorded on the property.

WHAT: News conference at Gettysburg's Daniel Lady Farm

WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2005 at 10:30 a.m.

WHO: State Representative Harry Readshaw, CWPT President James Lighthizer, GBPA President Kathi Shue, and LCAC Land Conservation Coordinator Sidney Kuhn

WHERE: Daniel Lady Farm, 986 Hanover Road, Gettysburg, Pa.

GBPA was founded in 1959 as the first public/private partnership to protect the battlefield at Gettysburg. Over the years, the all-volunteer GBPA has played a continuous role in purchasing endangered battlefield land. GBPA's website is located at www.gbpa.org.

LCAC is a member-supported nonprofit land trust, comprised nearly entirely of volunteers. The mission of LCAC is to permanently preserve the rural lands and character of Adams County, Pa. LCAC's website is located at www.lcacnet.org.

CWPT is a 75,000-member nonprofit battlefield preservation organization. Its mission is to preserve our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds. CWPT's website is located at www.civilwar.org

Contacts

  • Jim Campi (CWPT)
    (202) 367-1861

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