Mary Thompson house
There’s perhaps no more iconic structure on the Gettysburg battlefield than the stone widow Mary Thompson house that served as the headquarters of Army of Northern Virginia commander General Robert E. Lee. Thompson stayed in her home as the battle raged, and according to some accounts she cooked for Lee and other officers. She also reportedly tended to the wounded. Owned and restored to its wartime appearance by the American Battlefield Trust, the home is open for tours and interpretation on select Saturdays during the summer. (Photo by Melissa A. Winn)