While I was on the battlefield at Gettysburg today commemorating the first day of the battle, the rangers announced that the Civil War Trust is going to acquire Lee’s Headquarters (The Widow Thompson House), the Quality Inn Motel, and the Appalachian Brewing Company adjacent to the Thompson House for $5.5 million. The motel will be torn down and the Appalachian Brewing Company will disappear, and the Thompson House will be restored and preserved. You can see articles about this from the Philadelphia Inquirer here, the Gettysburg Times here, the Hanover Evening Star here, and the Civil War Trust here. The area will be restored to its 1863 appearance and become part of the Gettysburg National Military Park. This is good news.
Civil War Trust to Acquire Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg