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Thaddeus Stevens

 
 
Thaddeus Stevens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Thaddeus Stevens Marker
Inscription. Lawyer, congressman, abolitionist, ironmaker, and defender of free public schools in Pennsylvania, lived in a house that stood on this site. He moved from here in 1842.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.857′ N, 77° 13.956′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Chambersburg Street (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "...expecting to find all dead." (a few steps from this marker); Parish House (a few steps from this marker); Reverend Horatio S. Howell (a few steps from this marker); "...the pathos of those poor wounded men..." (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); the Eagle Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Ice House Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); "... It was enough to frighten us to death!" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers.
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By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Thaddeus Stevens Marker
The site of the Stevens House is now a restaurant.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Pennsylvania State Markers following the career of Thaddeus Stevens.
 
Also see . . .  Thaddeus Stevens: Champion of Freedom. Short biography of Stevens. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRCivil RightsPolitics
 
Thaddeus Stevens image. Click for more information.
By Craig Swain
3. Thaddeus Stevens
Stevens emerged from a background of poverty to become a prominent political leader in the years before the Civil War. He moved to Gettysburg around 1815.

(Photo source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-00460)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 893 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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