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

Wills House

 
 
Wills House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
1. Wills House Marker
Inscription.
Abraham Lincoln
slept in this house
November 18, 1863.
The night before
his immortal address
at the cemetery
Erected by
Gettysburg Camp 112
Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War.
Gettysburg, Pa.
November 19, 1926

 
Erected 1926 by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Gettysburg Camp 112.
 
Location. 39° 49.844′ N, 77° 13.844′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15) and York Street (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Street. Click for map. Located on the southeast quadrant of the Gettysburg traffic circle. 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. A different marker also named Wills House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Wills House (here, next to this marker); Return Visit (a few steps from this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoever - Schick Building (within
Wills House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2013
2. Wills House Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Square Building (within shouting distance of this marker); "by the skin of our teeth" (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wills House and State Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Wills House and State Marker
The Sons of Union Veterans plaque is on the right side of the house, partly blocked by the Lincoln statue.
Lincoln Bedroom in the Wills House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2013
4. Lincoln Bedroom in the Wills House
Abraham Lincoln stayed in this room the night before delivering his Gettysburg Address. He slept in the bed seen here, and the other items were in the room that night and may well have been used by him.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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