Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“if anyone showed himself...”
Rifle fire between opposing sharpshooters in this vicinity was constant and deadly, causing Lt. J.W. Jackson of the 8th Louisiana to recall, "if anyone showed himself or a hat was seen above the fence a volley was poured into us." The bullet damage to the fence in the picture and still visible about the windows of the Winebrenner house attests to the accuracy of Lt. Jackson's testimony.
Erected by Main Street Gettysburg.
Location. 39° 49.52′ N, 77° 13.857′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Lefever Street and Baltimore Street, on the right when traveling north on Lefever Street. Click for map. The sign is in front and to the left of Alumni Park, just on the outside, at the southeast intersection
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Evolution of Gettysburg's "Common School" (here, next to this marker); Baltimore Street - An Historic Corridor (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Stronghold (within shouting distance of this marker); Witness Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Communications Through Music (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Rufus Benjamin Weaver (within shouting distance of this marker); Unity Through Music (within shouting distance of this marker); History of American Field Music (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. The small, yellowish, rectangular sign is contained in a dark black, metal stand stuck into the ground adjacent to the sidewalk.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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