Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association
and the historic Daniel Lady Farm
Founded in 1959, the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association continues its mission to preserve our American heritage through land preservation & advocacy, living history programs, lectures, seminars, site tours, and support of Scouting.
September 26, 15th “Ride to Gettysburg”
This annual motorcycle run from Harrisburg to gettysburg benefits the preservation of the PA monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield and the GBPA’s Daniel Lady Farm. Cost is $10 per person. Information at www.abatepa.org
House & Barn (Confederate Hospital) Tours and Medical Demonstrations.
Saturdays and Sundays, April through December; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Let us know if you have any questions relating to the GBPA, Daniel Lady Farm, or any of our programs. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Code and is registered as a charitable organization with the Pennsylvania Department of State. Contributions are tax deductible.
Here at last!
Pennsylvanians -- Show your support for the commonwealth's 'icons of freedom' in the Gettysburg National Military Park with PennDOT's new “Gettysburg Monuments” license plate for your car or truck.
From another state? -- We've got the classic Gettysburg decorative plate.
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GBPAers Cooper Wingert, Jim Schmick to highlight Battle of Sporting Hill for PCN series August 23
As part of its “Battlefield Pennsylvania series, at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will feature GBPA members Cooper Wingert and Jim Schmick describing the events leading to the Battle of Sporting Hill in Cumberland County that occurred June 30, 1863 on the eve of the start of the Battle of Gettysburg.
The small-scale battle broke out after Confederate cavalry occupied Mechanicsburg as they pushed toward Harrisburg several miles east. The battle resulted in 16 Confederates dead and about two-dozen wounded and 11 Union soldiers reported wounded. It was the northern-most penetration of Confederate forces during the Gettysburg campaign.
Though only 17 years old, Cooper Wingert of Enola is already a published author and is the chairman of the GBPA’s Special Events and Youth Activities Committee. One of the several books he already has authored is Harrisburg and the Civil War: Defending the Keystone of the Union.
Long-time GBPA member Jim Schmick is president of the Camp Curtin Historical Society and Civil War Roundtable. The society recently has been concentrating on placing wayside markers and increasing public awareness about the Confederate invasion of Cumberland County and their plans for taking Harrisburg.
Schmick also is owner of Civil War and More bookstore in Mechanicsburg.