Thomas F. “Ted” Haupt – LBG #61

Ted, a faithful Catholic, entered eternal life on September 21, 2013. Ted was born in WIlmington, Delaware on May 15, 1929. He graduated from Archmere Academy and Loyola College of Maryland. He received his Masters Degree in Spanish from Middlebury College, Vermont after serving as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He subsequently taught Spanish. for thirty-five years at Towson University in Maryland, retiring to Hilton Head, SC in 1990 with his loving wife, Judy. He will be greatly missed by his wife Judy and family including daughters Susan Haupt, Isabelle Haupt Brooks and husband Joe, Ann Louise Buttion and husband Tod, and son Scott Johnson and wife Michelle and seven Grandchildren.. Visitation will be at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road in Bluffton, SC from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday September 26 to include a prayer service at 7:30 PM  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St Francis by the Sea Catholic Church on Beach City Road, Hilton Head SC at 1030 AM on September 27, 2013. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Ted’s name to Saint Gregory the Great Forward in Faith Campaign, John Paul II Catholic School ot your favorite charity.

Ted took his oral exam in August of 1982 and th every firs tour he took he suffered a heart attack.  He did not know about this until he returned home and visited a doctor.  He returned to guiding in May of 1983 and guided regularly in the summers and University down time until he broke his neck in  May of 1989.  The following year he gave up his license when he retired from Towson and moved south to pursue his second love – golfing.He had a photographic memory and knew all regimental officers down to Major in every regiment of both armies at Gettysburg.  If you gave him regiment he would reel off their position in the order of battle and then the line officers of that regiment at Gettysburg and their fate!

Ted was proud of his lineage and Gettysburg tie as he was the Great-Great Grandson of General Herman Haupt – the famous Railroader of the USMRR.  His last trip to Gettysburg was  June 1, 2012 when he hired Fred Hawthorne to take a trip around the field.  He was quite proud of the fact he had climbed the Longstreet Tower earlier that morning


In consideration of the services of The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides®, their officers,  agents, and members, and/or all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively  referred to as “ALBG”) I agree as follows: 

Although ALBG has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate equipment and experienced,  skilled guides so I can enjoy an activity for which I may not be skilled, ALBG has informed me this activity is not  without risk. Certain risks are inherent in each activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique  character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique  character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or  in extreme cases, permanent injury, trauma and/ or death. ALBG does not want to frighten me or reduce my  enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to be aware of and to  expect and to be informed of the inherent risks as reasonably as possible. Most programs will be conducted on  the grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park (“GNMP”). The following describes some, but not all, of  those risks.

  • Tripping, slipping and/or falling on uneven, slippery and/or brush and/or leaf-covered terrain
  • Exposure to severe weather, including but not limited to: Excessive cold, heat and/or humidity, sun,  heavy rain, thunderstorms, lightening and/or high winds 
  • Exposure to stinging insects, poison ivy and/or poison oak 
  • Traffic on GNMP and public roadways adjacent and through GNMP, which may be heavy at times and  may include, but is not limited to: automobiles, buses, motorcycles, scooters, horses, horse-drawn  vehicles, Segways and bicycles 

I am aware that outdoors programs entail risks of injury, trauma and/or death to any participant. I  understand the description of these inherent risks is as complete as is reasonably possible, and that other unknown  or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury, trauma and/or death. I agree to assume and accept full  responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified but may  also occur. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me to participate and I elect to  participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks. 

I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than  other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that the staff of ALBG [and the  Staff of the Gettysburg National Military Park who are publicly available to all Visitors for information at no  charge] has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the  inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity. 

I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full  responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death or  loss of personal property [including but not limited to automobiles, other vehicles, pets, etc.] and expenses as a  result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically  identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity. 

I have carefully read, clearly understood and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and  acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon myself, my heirs, assigns, personal  representative and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children.

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