National Geographic : 1963 Jul
Peaceful Farm of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Spreads Toward Slopes Where Battle Raged and the huge Gettysburg Cyclorama painted by Paul Philippoteaux (page 22). The Battle of Gettysburg is complex; Su perintendent Myers discussed its complexity with me in terms of the park itself. There are 32 entrances and 31 miles of avenues; many of the avenues run along the battle lines. There are 414 cannon on the field. They are painted every three years, as are the pyra mids of cannon balls beside the guns. Some 26 Noted authority on the battle, the former Presi dent lives within its shadow. Longstreet's Con federates maneuvered across these fields before attacking Little Round Top (upper left) from War 93 miles of fences preserve the scene and trace the battle lines. And there are markers and tablets everywhere. Many of the old farm buildings still stand on the field; the National Park Service main tains them, from corncribs to houses. Farmers till the land, and some of them lease the old houses and live in them. They raise the same crops that grew during the battle: wheat, corn, hay, peaches.