Gettysburg National Military Park

Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery

Image 1: Cemetery on Cemetery Hill. This is a view of Evergreen Cemetery, that existed at the time of the battle. The cemetery got its name for the pine trees that grew on it. In the background you can clearly see the observation tower that was demolished on July 4, 2000, as part of a project to make the battlefield look more like it did during the time of the battle.

Evergreen Cemetery looking west

Image 2: Evergreen Cemetery, looking west. Many of these tombstones existed during the battle.

Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse

Image 3: Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse. One of the most famous buildings on the battlefield, the gatehouse dates to the time of the battle. Hard fighting occurred near the front of the building on July 2, 1863. Artillery was posted in front and to either side, of the gatehouse.

These photographs were taken with a Nikon F-601 autofocus SLR, using a Nikkor 24mm - 50mm f2.8 wide angle zoom lens or with a Sigma 150mm - 300mm telephoto zoom lens. The image was captured on Kodak Gold 200 film.