A Journey Through Hallowed Ground

GETTYSBURG, PA – JULY 03: A statue dedicated to the 14th Brooklyn Regiment sits in the fields at the Gettysburg battle field July 3, 2005 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is the site of the largest battle ever waged during the American Civil War. Fought in the first three days of July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg resulted in a hallmark victory for the Union and ended the second invasion of the North by General Robert E. Lee’s army. Gettysburg marks the beginning of the “Journey Through Hallowed Ground” Corridor, which encompasses a 175-mile-long stretch of land from Gettysburg, PA to Monticello, VA, has been recognized by national historians as the region that holds more American history than any other place in the country. The land is imminently threatened by suburban sprawl, according to the recently released study by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in its annual list of America’s most endangered historic places. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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