part three in a series
When Licensed Battlefield Guide Sue Boardman and I explored Gettysburg recently, we had warm temperatures but gusty breezes. We wanted to stop on Little Round Top so Sue could talk about the pending rehabilitation project that’ll soon be underway up there, but the wind wasn’t too cooperative. We ducked inside “the castle”–the monument for the 44th New York–in the hopes of getting out of the direct line of fire.
As Sue explains, Little Round Top has been “loved to death” in the years since the movie Gettysburg drew such attention to the hill. Balancing the preservation, recreation, and conservation missions of the park is a real challenge, but that’s what the Park Service seeks to do at this most iconic of Civil War landscapes.