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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29OV_unity-park_Gettysburg-PA.html
During the three-day Battle of Gettysburg, Union and Confederate skirmishers occupied this park area, turning it into a virtual no man's land. Union forces occupied grounds south of here, toward cemetery hill and Confederate forces held positions …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28LT_john-abbott_Abbottstown-PA.html
1976 This old stone marked the grave of John Abbott, son of town's founder. Since 1763, in a fence row at upper end of town at a site 128 ft east of Abbott Street 35 feet south of Water Street. Moved to this place in 1976 to make way for a parkin…
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The foundation in front of you is all that remains of Casper Henry Dustman's antebellum barn, a building that stood here during the Battle of Gettysburg. Typical of barns in this area, the wood-framed section was larger than the foundation, which …
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In the summer of 1863, Alexander Riggs and his family lived in a house that stood before you, directly across the Chambersburg Pike from Mary Thompson's. Like most of Gettysburg's dwellings, the Riggs house was caught up in the whirlwind of battle…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26WQ_the-last-line-of-duty-deaths-on-gettysburg-battlefield_Gettysburg-PA.html
On June 26, 1922, Captain Hamilton and Gunnery Sergeant Martin perished in the crash of their de Havilland DH-4B dive bomber on the property of the William Johns Farm, near the location of this marker, during the U.S. Marines training maneuvers an…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26PI_the-fountaindale-lutheran-church-and-cemetery_Fairfield-PA.html
At this site, on December 8, 1842, the Lutheran Church of Fountaindale was consecrated by pastor Solomon Sentman. The church was built on land owned by Joseph and Isaac Baugher, and previously owned by Daniel Sprenkle. In 1842, there were 55 membe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25CW_historic-fairfield-inn_Fairfield-PA.html
Historic Gettysburg Historic Fairfield Inn 1757 Adams County Honored 2007 Civil War Building July 1863
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2035_lees-headquarters-at-gettysburg_Gettysburg-PA.html
In mid-July 1863, Mathew Brady and his crew set up a stereoscopic, wet-plate camera here and recorded what is arguably the most iconic of all Civil War photographs. The photo had been widely reproduced for more than a century when historian Willia…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZVS_road-versus-rail_New-Oxford-PA.html
During the 19th century, railroads had become primary arteries transporting the public over long distances. The honk of automobile horns, however, sounded the death knell for many passenger railroads. With advances in road building, technology and…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZVR_gettysburg-campaign_New-Oxford-PA.html
The 26th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia, passed through New Oxford on the evening of 24 June, 1863, enroute from Harrisburg to Gettysburg. About three miles west of New Oxford, the train was derailed when the engine struck a cow on the t…
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