"The Best Three Hours of Fighting Ever Done..."
This is what Lt. Gen. James Longstreet later said about his First Corps' attack at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.
From the woods west of the Emmitsburg Road, 14,000 veteran Confederate soldiers of the Army of Northern Virginia marched forth to attack the Union left. Longstreet's brigades fought at some of the most iconic battlegrounds of the Civil War - Devil's Den, Little Round Top, The Wheatfield, and the Peach Orchard. Despite facing a tenacious and more numerous Union foe, the pride of the Army of Northern Virginia came so very close to victory this day.
Now we have the opportunity to save 2 acres of the very ground where these attacking soldiers trod. Join us in working to save this hallowed ground at the historic Synder Farm.
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