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Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:21 AM

Gettysburg Electronic Map Saved from Scrapyard, To be Publicly Displayed in Hanover PA

http://www.eveningsun.com/localnews/ci_21840726/electric-map-its-way-hanover

Interesting article, with a photo at the link.

The guy who bought it had no idea how heavy it was. He said he thought he would buy a case of beer and invite a few friends over to move it. Instead, it took a professional crew with cranes.

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Reply Gettysburg Electronic Map Saved from Scrapyard, To be Publicly Displayed in Hanover PA (Original post)
JPZenger Oct 2012 OP
Historic NY Oct 2012 #1
MadrasT Oct 2012 #2
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #3

Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 11:01 AM

1. I remember that map.

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 11:52 AM

2. Yay that is *awesome* news!

That map is great, I have seen it many times, and Hanover is a good home for it. (Since apparently it is not cool enough for Gettysburg anymore.)

Hanover was the site of a significant cavalry battle on June 30, 1863 (they day before the battle of Gettysburg). Union General Kilpatrick ran J.E.B. Stuart out of town and kept him occupied, which kept Stuart away from Gettysburg, which handicapped Lee and helped give the Union a victory at Gettysburg.

The new visitor's center in Gettysburg is all flashy, loud multimedia stuff now. I liked the old light-up map better. Though the restoration of the Cyclorama is very, very good.

Disclaimer, I am a complete civil war geek.

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:48 PM

3. The thing is HUGE! They have to break it into four pieces just to move it!

 

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