ABOUT

Gettysburg Sentinels was founded in 2007 by retired Army Lt. Colonel, William D. Hewitt for the purpose of affording the opportunity for those who cherish history to own products made from wood legally harvested from the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Many of the products are made from the wood of witness trees, those that stood during the battle in July of 1863.

Other wood from newer battlefield trees are used as well

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 where most notably Colonel Henry Burgwyn was buried late in the morning of July 1, 1863.  The youngest Colonel in the Confederate Army, Burgwyn was mortally wounded by Union infantry while saving the Regimental colours about 9:30 that morning.  He was removed from the field where he died on their property later that morning.

Greg retired in January of 2022 after a 40 year career from a company he and Tina founded in 1982.  His passion for history and love of woodworking will continue the legacy of this very unique business that is Gettysburg Sentinels

Greg retired in January of 2022 after a 40 year career from a company he and Tina founded in 1982.  His passion for history and love of woodworking will continue the legacy of this very unique business that is Gettysburg Sentinels.

William D. Hewitt spent 31 years in the U.S. Army and retired with his wife to Gettysburg in 2001.  He's worked with wood for over 40 years. As proprietor of Gettysbug Sentinels he combined his love of history and woodworking to create exceptional products and unique gifts for history buffs and collectors alike.

Greg Allen turning a pen at the lathe in his home-based woodworking shop.