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Near Heidlersburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. Gen. Rodes' Confederate troops, returning from Carlisle to join Lee's army, camped here the night of June 30. The next morning, July 1, they marched west toward Biglerville, then known as Middletown.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gettysburg Campaign marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.254′ N, 77° 8.627′ W. Marker is near Heidlersburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Harrisburg Road (County Route 3001) and Heidlersburg Road (Pennsylvania Route 234), on the right when traveling south on Old Harrisburg Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Chapel (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. half a mile away); John Studebaker (approx. mile away but has been reported missing); Original Studebaker Wagon Shop (approx. 2.5 miles away); Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away);
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Christ Church Episcopal (approx. 4 miles away); Great Conewago Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Civil War Soldiers in the Great Conewago Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Heidlersburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Memorial Stone near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
3. Memorial Stone near the Marker
According to the plaque, this small tract of land is actually owned by the State of Alabama.
Close up of Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
4. Close up of Plaque
"In memory of Marin L. Wade, this land, located north of the Village of Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and occupied by Confederate troops under the command of Major General Robert E. Rodes, immediately prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, is being dedicated to the Township of Tyrone by the State of Alabama to be used for public purposes. This land was given to the State of Alabama in the Last Will and Testament of Martin L. Wade dated June 20, 1966."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,216 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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