a pathway to safety

a pathway to safety (HMP60)

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

N 39° 49.849', W 77° 13.741'

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Members of the beaten Union 11th Corps fled pursuing Confederates along this portion of Stratton Street in the late afternoon of July 1, 1863, seeking the protection of friendly lines on Cemetery Hill, a quarter mile beyond the crest in the background. General Carl Schurz reported on the retreat, " . . . the streets were filled with vehicles of every description . . . a considerable number of men were taken prisoner by the enemy . . ."

This photograph provides a rare view of the battle period streetscape of the eastern portion of Gettysburg. Although taken ca. 1867 little change from July 1863 is in evidence (including the muddy street). The horse with rider stands in the intersection with E Middle Street. The 2-½ story wooden house at the left of the horseman, the German reformed Church (now Trinity) in the center background and the public school building in the far right background (with bell cupola) all remain standing today.
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HM NumberHMP60
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Placed ByMain Street Gettysburg, Inc
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309254 N 4411357
Decimal Degrees39.83081667, -77.22901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.849', W 77° 13.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 50.94" N, 77° 13' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-33 S Stratton St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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