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GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

New line of Gettysburg
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Witness trees located on historic Gettysburg Battlefield
What Are Witness Trees?

Witness trees are those that were alive at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. There are believed to be about twenty remaining Witness trees today. It is unknown if any wood from these trees will ultimately be available to Gettysburg Sentinels.  The Witness tree wood used for our products has been legally acquired from third parties including the Gettysburg Foundation.

letter opener handcrafted from wood from historic Gettysburg Battlefield trees
What Are Battlefield Trees?

Battlefield trees are those that were not standing at the time of the battle, but have been harvested for various reasons in the decades that followed. As with Witness trees, the wood used for our products has been legally acquired from third parties.

Woodworking with wood from historic Gettysburg Battlefield trees
Owner of Gettysburg Sentinels and woodworker Army Lt. Colonel William D. Hewitt
Owner of Gettysburg Sentinels and woodworker Army Lt. Colonel William D. Hewitt

Gettysburg Sentinels was founded in 2007 by retired Army Lt. Colonel William D. Hewitt to afford the opportunity for those who cherish the history of the Battle of Gettysburg to own products made of the wood of trees harvested from those sacred grounds. 

In early 2022, Colonel Hewitt sold Gettysburg Sentinels to long-time friend and fellow woodworker, Greg Allen. Greg and his wife Tina have lived in an historic house on Chambersburg Road just west of the Gettysburg Battlefield since 1986.

About

Wood Ring

Beauty & History

Witness & Battlefield Tree Rings
Owner of Gettysburg Sentinels and woodworker Army Lt. Colonel William D. Hewitt

In the Shop

Artist and history lover Greg Allen
Handmade pen crafted from wood from historic Gettysburg Battlefield trees

Form & Function

Pen Sets, Letter Openers & More
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