GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The massive light-up map depicting the Battle of Gettysburg will head to a nearby town after being saved from the scrap heap.
A businessman from Hanover placed the winning bid of $14,010 to claim the 12-ton Gettysburg Electric Map last week. Scott Roland says he hopes to use the 30-by-30-foot map as the centerpiece of a conference center in the middle of town.
The plaster-and-steel topographical 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 officials at the Gettysburg National Military Park pulled the plug on it when they opened a new visitor's center in 2008.
Roland isn't sure how long it will take to get the map on display.
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