Center for Public Service
In this edition of Fearless Friday, we’re highlighting one of the newer service projects that Gettysburg College is involved with: Sherfy Battlefield Garden. This summer will mark the fourth planting season at Sherfy, which was developed in 2013 by Hannah Grose ’13. The garden is located just off of Emmitsburg Road by the house that, in 1860, belonged to Joseph Sherfy and his family. Bullet holes mar the brick walls of the farmhouse, testifying to the fighting that occurred all over the fifty acres of Joseph Sherfy’s farmland on the last two days of the Battle of Gettysburg. Sites of heavy fighting during the battle, like the Peach Orchard, Devil’s Den, Little Round Top, and Big Round Top were all part of the family’s land in 1863. The house itself also became a field hospital while the armies tangled nearby. [excerpt]
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Korowotny, Emma E., "Fearless Friday: Sherfy Battlefield Garden" (2016). SURGE. 270.