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

The Stoever - Schick Building

 
 
The Stoever - Schick Building Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. The Stoever - Schick Building Marker
Inscription. During the Battle of Gettysburg this Federal style building, erected in 1817, housed Professor Martin Stoever's family and J.L. Schick's general store. As a result of the battle the building hosted a variety of unusual events.

Shortly after the fighting began on July 1st, the Stoever's quarters became an impromptu hospital for 20 wounded Union soldiers. Mrs. Stoever recalled the disruption in the house: "The Professor's recitation room became the amputation room..."

While the wounded were nursed upstairs three fugitive Union soldiers were secretly sustained in the cellar by the Professor until the Confederates found them on July 3rd.

Three days following the Confederate withdrawal, the Christian Commission took over Schick's store for their supply and distribution center, while the Stoevers ran an "open commissary" in their back yard, feeding an endless number of hungry soldiers.

Funding for this project assisted by NPS / American Battlefield Protection Program
 
Erected by Main Street Gettysburg.
 
Location. 39° 49.837′ N, 77° 13.875′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Chambersburg Street (U.S. 30) and Baltimore
The Stoever - Schick Building Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. The Stoever - Schick Building Marker
Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east on Chambersburg Street. Click for map. Located on Lincoln Circle in the center of Gettysburg. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves (here, next to this marker); Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); Return Visit (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); "... It was enough to frighten us to death!" (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Square Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. On the right is a photo of The Stoever-Schick building ca. 1888, appearing essentially as it did at the time of the Battle in July 1863.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Stoever - Schick Building Today Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. The Stoever - Schick Building Today
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 51 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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