Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg Historical

Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg Historical (HM1VXS)

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

N 39° 50.106', W 77° 14.698'

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Fighting and Photographs

"There was no use in fighting any longer. The enemy had deployed and we were trapped. The town was before us, the enemy on either side, and behind us." —Col. John Musser, 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry

On the afternoon of July 1, 1863, Confederate soldiers broke through this position en route to Gettysburg. Dead and wounded soldiers littered the ground in their wake while battle smoke hung in the air. Soon, Southern cannons were unlimbered on this spot while Gen. Robert E. Lee's couriers dashed back and forth. For the next three days, Thompson's property hosted a bustle of activity until the Confederate withdrawal after nightfall on July 4.

Some ten days later, Mathew Brady's cameramen recorded no fewer than seven photographs here including this panorama of Gettysburg. This photo, made from two glass plate images, was recorded from the Dustman house, just steps from where you stand.
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HM NumberHM1VXS
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe Civil War Trust and Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at 5:05pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307901 N 4411866
Decimal Degrees39.83510000, -77.24496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.106', W 77° 14.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 6.36" N, 77° 14' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Buford Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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