National Geographic : 1963 Jul
Rings of light encircle Lincoln Square, marking the passage of cars in a time ex posure. Highway signs proclaim Gettys burg's center a hub of many roads. Riddled by rifle fire, this fence once ran along the Union's route of retreat through Gettysburg on the first day of the battle. Moved in the 1920's, it now edges the yard of the Jennie Thompson house, a cottage that stood near the tent headquarters of Gen. Robert E. Lee. A descendant claims that on July 1, 1863, Mrs. Thompson served dinner in the home to Lee and his staff. Train-borne excursionists pour into traf fic-clogged streets as Gettysburg policeman Paul B. "Curly" Shealer keeps order. Both Mr. Shealer's grandfathers left nearby farms to join Pennsylvania's emergency forces before the Battle of Gettysburg.