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Pennsylvania: Seminary Ridge Historic Walking Tour

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Beginning in the late 17th century, large waves of European settlers flooded into William Penn's colony in pursuit of opportunity and religious freedom. By the early 19th century, American Lutheran leaders realized that an institution dedicated to the train…
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The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg held its inaugural session in 1826 with one professor, eight students, a small collection of books, and less than $1700. Seminarians adhered to a rigid schedule. The day started with a 5:00 a.m. worship servic…
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The Seminary constructed this large Romanesque Revival building in 1894-95 as the Seminary's "Recitation Hall." Architect John Dempwolf designed the structure and its counterpart on the Gettysburg College campus which can be seen to the Northeast. The build…
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Founder of the Lutheran Theological Seminary and nearby Gettysburg College, Samuel Simon Schmucker (1799-1873) guided the school through its early years and the tumultuous Civil War period. Intelligent, energetic, well educated, and deeply pious, Schmucker …
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Erected in 1833, the President's House served as the home of Professor Samuel S. Schmucker during his long tenure at the Seminary. Runaway slaves reportedly received aid and temporary shelter in a nearby barn before they continued on their journey farther n…
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Daniel A. Payne was born a free person of color in Charleston, South Carolina and came to Gettysburg Seminary in 1835 to study theology after a law prohibiting the education of slaves forced him to close his school and abandon teaching. With his arrival on …
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Originally the Seminary's main building (1832), Schmucker Hall now serves as the Seminary Ridge Museum presenting Civil War exhibits on the first day of the battle, care of the wounded, the religious conflict over slavery, and the experience of African Amer…
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Severely outnumbered, Union troops purchased time for establishing defense on Cemetery Ridge with lives spent on Seminary Ridge. By 4:00 p.m. on July 1, 1863, the battered survivors of the Union 1st Corps rallied on Seminary Ridge for a final defensive stan…
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On the late morning of June 30, 1863, Union General John Buford galloped into town with 3,000 cavalrymen. They established a camp in this vicinity and prepared to defend the town. On the eve of the battle, 13-year-old Lydia Ziegler climbed into the Seminary…
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Utilizing the network of low ridges west of Gettysburg, the outnumbered Union cavalrymen commanded by General Buford delayed the advance of Confederate Lieutenant General A. P. Hill's Corps for nearly two hours on the early morning of July 1, 1863. Across t…
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