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George Leo Frankenstein’s View of Evergreen Cemetery

By Sean Parke The above painting depicts the top of Evergreen Cemetery as it looked in the summer of 1866. The focus of the painting is clearly the gatehouse of Evergreen Cemetery, one of Cemetery Hill’s most prominent landmarks, ...
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George Leo Frankenstein’s View of McPherson’s Ridge and Reynolds Woods

By Braxton Berkey This 1866 George Leo Frankenstein watercolor encompasses the wooded area where Union Major General John F. Reynolds was killed. Based on Frankenstein’s annotations, the location seems to be in the proximity of the former Gettysburg Country ...
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Frederick Gutekunst’s View of the Seminary

By Brian Johnson '14 Philadelphia photographer Frederick Gutekunst captured this image within a few weeks of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The name Gutekunst may be not as well known as other photographers of the battle such as Matthew Brady ...
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David McConaughy’s Letter of Invitation to Robert E. Lee

By Braxton Berkey In the summer of 1869, Gettysburg attorney David McConaughy, president of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, invited former Confederate commander Robert E. Lee to participate in a reunion of officers in Gettysburg for the purpose of ...
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George Frankenstein’s Depiction of the Round Tops and the Valley of Death

By Nathan Hill A fiery sun is shown breaking through a dark sky. Boulders litter the landscape, while a dirt track, cracked and broken, runs through the foreground. In the distance, two hills are seen, the near sparsely forested ...
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