25 October 2007 by Published in: Battlefield preservation 3 comments

I wanted to give a quick thumbs up to a group doing some underappreciated but much needed preservation work, the Hunterstown Preservation Society. The good folks from the HPS face a severe challenge: they are fighting a developer that does not care about the fact that he intends to eradicate a nearly pristine battlefield in the process. Please give these folks your support, both financially and morally, as they need all of the help that they can get to save their beautiful little battlefield.

J. D. had a good post about the efforts of the HPS on his blog today, which I commend to you.

Keep up the good work, folks.

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  1. Fri 26th Oct 2007 at 10:51 am

    Great things are transpiring in and around the Hunterstown battlefield these days to preserve the area as much as possible to its circa 1863 appearance. Between tours of the battle by several organizations like the Hunterstown Historical Society, Pennsylvania State Civil War Trails Commission, Gettysburg Park service tours like the Ed Bearass, Mike Vallone, Troy Harman tour, the Eric Wittenburg/J.D. Petruzzi Tours, and several other dedicated individuals, we are making a stand to preserve the battlefield for the Ages so that future generations can experience this great battle just as we have, to assure its continued integrity for years to come. I have commissioned a painting of the battle by Artist Jared Fredrick and Steve Alexander of Michigan has a committee that has established a monument for the battlefield. Steve is also bringing the sword that saved Custers life, to the next annual event in Hunterstown on July 4-5-6 2008. Joe Topinka is working with Bo Stewart of Marietta,Ga. who has the dented up sabre and bugle, that saved the life of Lt. Col. Delony in the Confederate countercharge in the battle to possibly bring it back to the battlefield again someday. Together, we can make great things happen at this historic battlefield known as the Battle of Hunterstown.

    Yours in Arms to Protect and Serve,
    G.A. Custer
    as portrayed by Joseph Topinka

  2. Joseph Soranno
    Mon 11th May 2009 at 7:57 pm

    I would just like to say hello to an old friend whom I haven’ t seen in a very long time.Hi Mike! I’m doing well. How are you doing?

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