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  • Bloody Wheatfield Witness Tree Deluxe Executive Letter Opener
  • Bloody Wheatfield Witness Tree Deluxe Executive Letter Opener
  • Bloody Wheatfield Witness Tree Deluxe Executive Letter Opener
  • Bloody Wheatfield Witness Tree Deluxe Executive Letter Opener
SKU: WT-150

Bloody Wheatfield Witness Tree Deluxe Executive Letter Opener

$80.00Price

This product is made from the wood of a mighty oak tree that stood watch over the soldiers who fought on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg for eight acres of ground now known as The Bloody Wheatfield bordering Rose Woods and Stoney Hill.  Some of the deadliest fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg took place here. General Robert E. Lee's soldiers in James Longstreet's First Corps attacked Federal soldiers from Daniel Sickles' III Corps. For over three hours, six Confederate brigades attacked and counterattacked 13 Union brigades from four different Federal corps. Several generals were mortally wounded, and the fighting bogged down into a regiment-by-regiment, man-to-man engagement.When the smoke cleared and the fighting ceased on the evening of July 2, 1863, the wheatfield owned by George Rose had been destroyed, with the dead and wounded strewn all about.  Neither side gained control of the ground, but many men gave their lives trying.  Soldiers from Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Forida, Mississippi, South Carolina and Virginia fought over this ground on July 2, 1863.

  • The wood used to create this product is guaranteed to be from the Oak Witness Tree that once stood on the Gettysburg Battlefield near the Bloody Wheatfield.  The tree was legally harvested, portions of which, were secured by Gettysburg Sentienels.  

  • Available without engraving.

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