Gettysburg R.R. Depot

Gettysburg R.R. Depot (HMLO8)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 49.92', W 77° 13.863'

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Built in 1858 in the fashionable Italianate Villa style, this R.R. depot and its attendant telegraph line afforded Gettysburg with modern day transportation and communication. The Battle of Gettysburg expanded its use for unanticipated purposes.

On July 1, 1863, this building and its passenger platform were commandeered for use as an army hospital.

When train service was restored following the battle, the U.S. Sanitary Commission set up a tent lodge across the tracks from the rear platform to assist the wounded brought from the field hospitals for transportation to home and distant hospitals. Volunteer Georgeanna Woolsey recalled: "Twice a day the trains left...and twice a day we fed all the wounded who arrived for them."

On November 18, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln arrived by train at this depot for the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery, where he delivered the Gettysburg Address.
HM NumberHMLO8
Placed ByMain Street Gettysburg, Inc., National Park Service / American Battlefield Protection Program
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309083 N 4411492
Decimal Degrees39.83200000, -77.23105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.92', W 77° 13.863'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 55.20" N, 77° 13' 51.78" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35 Carlisle St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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