On 8-5-06, I received E-Mail that said:
I want to know if you or anyone can find any information on a castle that is in or near the field of the battle of gettsburg or in the town I used to visit a couple of times when I was a kid. I remember it use to be the tower that I think was left or was only allow into when we were kids. I won't mind seeing some pics from it an hear about its history if you can post it.
On 8-28-06, I received E-Mail that said:
I e-mailed my Gettysburg college friends. They think the the Unknown Castle in Gettysburg is the New York Monument at Little Round Top.
On 5-13-08, I received E-mail that said:
The 'Unknown Castle' at Gettysburg is on the Battlefield National Monument and is probably at Little Round Top. Unfortunately, it is NOT a conventional castle. It IS a replica of a CHESS castle. I believe that it was placed by New York. There is at least one other chess monument placed by NY, on Cemetery Hill as I recall. The entire Battlefield is a welter of marble and granite edifices. Pennsylvania's is one hundred and fifty feet tall! My favorite is the commemoration of the First Minnesota, which took 75% casualties in fifteen minutes on Day 2 plugging a horribly dangerous hole in the middle of the Union line when no other unit was available. The monument is simple, elegant, and tells the unit's story with minimum flourish.
I don't think this really qualifies as a castle.
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