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GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2022 4:37 p.m. PST

American Battlefield Trust is raising funds to buy a half acre plot of land just north of the ground where Pickett's Charge occurred.

Here is a link to making donations where every $1 USD donated is being matched by $3 USD


Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2022 8:13 p.m. PST

I'm conflicted! Gotta admit I would miss General Pickett's Buffet! I only need two more stamps on my free meal card.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2022 1:22 a.m. PST

I was going to donate a modest $25.00 USD but the minimum amount you can give is $50.00 USD

Mr Elmo17 Nov 2022 4:11 a.m. PST

Honestly I sort of like the buffet. It's very American in so many ways.

I have a soft spot for that and the Good n Plenty In Lancaster

Bill N17 Nov 2022 4:34 a.m. PST

Not at that price.

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2022 5:15 a.m. PST

Old Contemptible there is a a place for "other" amount at bottom. I donate at least yearly to this organization. They will take any amount. They have preserved a lot of military related field space in this country, not just Civil War anymore.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2022 6:55 a.m. PST

You can donate any amount. Type the amount in the empty box below the designated cash donations.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2022 7:17 a.m. PST

The restaurant selling the property is moving to a different location, apparently for a better parking situation. It seems the owner(s) are interested in selling it for preservation first, and not instead to a developer.

And hopefully the restaurant will still recognize Larry's meal card, after two more stamps give him a free meal, and I can't imagine why they wouldn't.

By the way … imagine this … after the sale of the land with it's preservation and upgrade to an educational viewing location of the Picket's Charge area, the next time anyone that donates and then visits Gettysburg, they can say they helped finance this spot's preservation. Thank you!

Mr Elmo17 Nov 2022 10:42 a.m. PST

educational viewing location of the Picket's Charge

Will it be correctly interpreting that Pickett's Charge was perpetrated by traitors in an effort to maintain slavery?

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2022 11:07 a.m. PST

Mr Elmo, with all due respect, that was out of line. Of course, you are entitled to your opinion, but why inject that into a discussion of preserving land on the Gettysburg battlefield.

Little Red17 Nov 2022 12:35 p.m. PST

Pzivh43 +1

Father of Cats17 Nov 2022 2:37 p.m. PST

Mr. Elmo:

Lee's sole motivation was to establish a future site for tourists to engage in interstate commerce.

Mr Elmo17 Nov 2022 3:33 p.m. PST

Lee's sole motivation

Well, for God sake don't put up a Confederate monument. I like outlet malls as much as the next guy.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2022 5:16 p.m. PST

Pzivh43 +2

Well said.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2022 11:56 p.m. PST

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