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PRESERVATION REGISTER

GETTYSBURG GETS IT DONE

The home of free African American blacksmith James Warfield along West Confederate Avenue is being restored to how it appeared in 1863, when the Warfields A brownish spray that appeared on the base of the Arkansas Memorial at Gettysburg National Military Park on July 22, 2020, was not vandalism, as some on social media feared, but a deliberate act of preservation. Park officials use rainfall as an ideal time to apply a biological cleaning agent, D/2 Biological Solution, to remove algae, mold, and lichen from memorials throughout the park. The agent is left on overnight, bleaches in the sun, and is later removed.

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