"I did not see it multiplied, but saw it there!"
— Gettysburg Campaign —About 80,000 Union troops settled here in Saint Joseph's Valley as June 1863 drew to a close, "until the grounds around were actually covered with Soldiers." Emmitsburg was placed under martial law, and the Vincentian priests at Saint Joseph's Church had to get passes to come and go. Those encamped on and around these grounds included Gens. George G. Meade, Oliver Otis Howard, and Philippe Regis De Trobriand. Gen. Carl Schurz and his staff were accommodated here in the White House built by Elizabeth Bayley Seton in 1810 as the first motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 300452 N 4396928|
|Decimal Degrees||39.69890000, -77.32741667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 41.934', W 77° 19.645'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 41' 56.04" N, 77° 19' 38.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 333 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg MD 21727, US|
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