Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Civil War Comes to Gettysburg
John Rupp spent the three days of the battle in the basement of his home. The original Rupp house, shown in front of the tannery smokestack (left), was rebuilt by Mr. Rupp in 1868 on the same foundation (right).
"Our house was under fire from both armies . . ."
Erected by Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg.
Location. 39° 49.475′ N, 77° 13.871′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15) south of Locust Avenue, on the right when traveling south. The marker is on top of the railing of the porch. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Caught in the Crossfire (here, next to this marker); The John Rupp House and Tannery Site (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg's First Municipal Water Supply (a few steps from this marker); The Wagon Hotel on Cemetery Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); ...Lincoln passed by... (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Street - An Historic Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Evolution of Gettysburg's "Common School" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "if anyone showed himself..." (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.