Gettysburg electric map moves to Hanover

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 26, 2012 11:35 AM

View from Little Round Top on the Gettysburg National Military Park

(Hanover) -- The 12-ton light-up map of the decisive moments of the Battle of Gettysburg has been hoisted to its new home about 12 miles away.

A York County businessman hopes the map will be the centerpiece of a new conference center he's building in Hanover.

The last of the four huge pieces of the 30-by-30-foot plaster and steel map were hoisted into the second floor of a former bank building.

Scott Roland purchased the map at auction last month for $14,000. That saved the longtime fixture at the Gettysburg National Military Park from the scrap heap.

The map shows how Union and Confederate troops moved during the three-day battle in July 1863.

The map went on display for the battle's centennial but park officials pulled the plug on it when they opened a new visitor's center in 2008.

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