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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Bushman Farm Lane
Structure Number:
RD01
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
No records.
Structure State:
Pennsylvania
Structure County:
Adams
Region:
Northeast
Cluster:
Chesapeake
Administrative Unit:
Gettysburg National Military Park
LCS ID:
005664
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
01/23/2004
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Contributing
Short Significance Description:
On July 2, 1863 Hood's CS Division advanced across lane to attack the Union left at Devil's Den & Round Tops. On July 3, various skirmishes occured on or across the Lane.
Long Significance Description:
From NR: "This lane, an old road that connected the Marsh Creek settlement with the Taneytown Road in the 18th century, was enclosed on both sides for much of its route by stone and wooden fencing. It became an avenue of approach and was used as cover by Union cavalry on July 3 as it attempted to harass and outflank Confederate infantry."

Gettysburg National Military Park has recognized dual significance under National Register Criteria A and B because for many Americans, much of the meaning of the Civil War is represented in the small town of Gettysburg and is defined by Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address delivered here on November 19, 1863. Gettysburg National Military Park has national significance under National Register Criterion C as an important example of designed, commemorative battlefield park. There are still research questions related to the battle that can be answered through analysis of the archeological data, which has not yet been systematically gathered; therefore, this district also meets National Register Criteria D.

Gettysburg National Military Park is the site of the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and the commemoration of the great battle by Civil War veterans. The Civil War had a dramatic impact on the political and social evolution of the United States. The Battle of Gettysburg has national significance for its impact upon the Confederate war strategy and for its role in the ultimate preservation of the Union. Although the Battle of Gettysburg did not conclude the Civil War, the three-day struggle on the ridges and valleys in and around the small agricultural village brought it to world attention and lasting notoriety. It ended slavery and defined the meaning of freedom, citizenship and equality for all Americans.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year CE/BCE
End Year
End Year CE/BCE
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1800
CE
1863
CE


2. 
Rehabilitated
2003
CE




 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Road-Related
Primary Current Use:
Road-Related
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
1. 
NPS Class V Administrative Access Road
Current
2. 
Access/Egress
Historic
3. 
Battle Site
Historic
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Road
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Superstructure
Earth
2. 
Superstructure
Stone
Short Physical Description:
Packed earth & gravel farm lane, ca. 750" long, 22' wide. Originates at Biesecker Woods & Emmitsburg Rd & leads E to farm buildings & terminates at Bushman Woods, SW of Big Round Top. S.Con Ave cuts S end into 2 sections & is part of Park horse trail