Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Prisoners of War

 
 
Confederate Prisoners of War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 8, 2013
1. Confederate Prisoners of War Marker
Inscription.
Mathew Brady's photograph of three Southern prisoners posing on Seminary Ridge is among the most famous images of Confederate soldiers taken during the Civil War. The stone wall in front of you occupies the ground where the breastworks depicted in the photo once stood. Like more than 5,000 other Confederate soldiers captured by the Federal army during the battle, these men were eventually incarcerated in Northern prison facilities, such as Fort Delaware near Wilmington, Maryland, (sic) and Johnson's Island, on Lake Erie in Ohio.

Roughly 6,000 seriously wounded Confederate soldiers fell into Union hands after the Battle of Gettysburg. Several high-ranking Confederate officers recuperated at the Seminary Hospital before being transferred to prison, including, Generals James Kemper and Isaac Trimble, both of whom were wounded during Pickett's Charge, and Major Henry Kyd Douglas, an aide serving on the staff of General Edward Johnson. By the end of August, 41 Confederate patients remained at this hospital site.
 
Erected 2013 by The Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Seminary Ridge Historic Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 39° 
Confederate Prisoners of War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 8, 2013
2. Confederate Prisoners of War Marker
A closeup of the text
50.034′ N, 77° 14.685′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Seminary Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located about 75 yards south of Buford Avenue (US Route 30). It sits in the northwest corner of the small parking lot on the east side of Seminary Ridge Avenue. It's almost directly across the street from North Hall, a small, white, wood-framed building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 238 Seminary Ridge Avenue, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ewell's Corps (a few steps from this marker); Stevens' Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); This Breastwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Elsie Singmaster (within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilians on Seminary Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Habitat of Seminary Ridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (about 400 feet away); Headquarters of the Army of Northern Virginia (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker is Stop
Confederate Prisoners of War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 8, 2013
3. Confederate Prisoners of War Marker
A closeup of the photo from the marker
15 on the Seminary Ridge Historic Walking Trail.
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
View from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 11, 2013
4. View from the Marker
North Hall is at center of photo. The tablet marker for "Ewell's Corps" is in front of the tree at left of photo.
Confederate Prisoners of War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
5. Confederate Prisoners of War Marker
Part of the Wall Mentioned in the Marker<br>Tablet Reads as Follows: image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
6. Part of the Wall Mentioned in the Marker
Tablet Reads as Follows:
This Breastwork
was constructed
by
Rodes's Division C.S.A.
July 4, 1863
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement