Pitzer Woods

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Pitzer Woods
Map showing the location of Pitzer Woods
Map showing the location of Pitzer Woods
LocationPennsylvania, United States
Coordinates39°48.279′N 77°15.375′W / 39.804650°N 77.256250°W / 39.804650; -77.256250Coordinates: 39°48.279′N 77°15.375′W / 39.804650°N 77.256250°W / 39.804650; -77.256250
Ecology
Ecosystem(s)Gettysburg-Newark Lowlands

Pitzer Woods is a Gettysburg Battlefield site used for Gettysburg Battlefield camps after the American Civil War such as the 1933–37 Camp Renaissance Civilian Conservation Corps camp.

External images
Pitzer Woods (NPS.gov)
Pitzer Farm (WorldFlicks.org)

History[edit]

Pitzer Woods was the site of July 1st & 2nd fighting during the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg.[1] After the CCC camp closed, Fort Indiantown Gap used Pitzer Woods in 1941 and conducted aerial reconnaissance training using the battlefield.[2] During 1943-4, Camp Sharpe used the Pitzer Woods camp ("in a muddy hollow at the bottom of a slanting road")[3] to train soldiers for psychological operations in the European Theater of Operations. In 1946, agricultural laborers from the Bahamas (July 16)[2] and Jamaica were housed on Seminary Ridge. The Pitzer Woods amphitheater was constructed in the 1960s,[4] and the July 3, 1998 James Longstreet memorial was erected at the Pitzer Woods site that had been dedicated in 1941.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pfanz, Harry W (1987). Gettysburg-The Second Day. University of North Carolina Press. p. 114. ISBN 0-8078-1749-X. Rogers…moved his men back to the shoulder of Big Round Top
  2. ^ "Indiantown Units Invade Gettysburg" (Google News Archive). Gettysburg Times. Times and News Publishing Company. May 22, 1941. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
  3. ^ Edel, Leon. The visitable past: a wartime memoir. p. 22. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  4. ^ "Pitzer Woods". Virtual Tour - Day Two. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
  5. ^ "Longstreet Memorial Site Dedication set for July 2" (Google News Archive). March 14, 1941. Retrieved 2010-02-01. (Fort Story troops conducted the parade.)[1]