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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
George W. Weikert (Timbers) Farm Site
Structure Number:
RU01
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
1. 
Timbers Farm House Ruin
2. 
Geo. W. Weikert Farm House Ruin
Park:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Gettysburg National Battlefield
Structure State:
Pennsylvania
Structure County:
Adams
Region:
Northeast
Cluster:
Chesapeake
Administrative Unit:
Gettysburg National Military Park
LCS ID:
006974
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
01/23/2004
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Contributing
Short Significance Description:
Contributing feature to Gettysburg National Military Park HD which is nationally significant under NR Criteria A, B, C & D. Areas of Significance: Military, Politics/Government, Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Archeology-Historic. Period of Significance: 1863-1938.
Long Significance Description:
George W. Weikert (Timbers) Farm Site is a contributing feature to the Gettysburg National Military Park Historic District which is nationally significant under NR Criteria A, B, C & D for association Areas of Significance: Military, Politics/Government, Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Archeology-Historic. Period of Significance: 1863-1938. The original National Register Nomination was approved by the Keeper March 19, 1975. An update to this nomination was approved by the Keeper on January 23, 2004.

Adapted from NR Nomination:
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. Significant sites on the battlefield began to be preserved almost immediately after the 1863 battle, and the park came under federal ownership in 1895. Administered by the National Park Service (NPS) since 1933, the park now incorporates 5,989 acres of land across which the battle, its aftermath and commemoration occurred.

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 a 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 for the information that will likely be gathered in the future related to the Battle of Gettysburg. The period of significance of this material is July 1-4, 1863.


Foundation ruins of G. W. Weikert/Timbers Farm House. Stood in way of advance by Benning's & Anderson's CS Brigades on July 2, 1863, slowing down their attack on US forces on Little Round Top. CS was subjected to accurate fire of US from summit. The farmstead was located between the battle lines. Confederates attacked across the grounds of this farmstead during the July 2 attack on Little Round Top. Because the Confederates held this farm until July 4, 1863 it was used for hospital purposes and internments were likely around its buildings.
 
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. 
Stabilized
1960
CE




 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Single Family Dwelling
Primary Current Use:
Ruin
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Ruin
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Superstructure
Stone
Short Physical Description:
Foundation ruin, 33'7"x16'8", 2' high. Mortared native stone foundation of log house. Length is E/W. Openings at W & E side. Structure is delineated by orange pin flags. Area recently deforested.