Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“... It was enough to frighten us to death!”
Confederate infantry soon followed, many busying themselves by shopping in local stores and paying the merchants with unwelcome Confederate money. Others set about looting several R.R. cars before burning them along with a nearby R.R. bridge. That evening a regimental band playing in the square serenaded the town with the tune DIXIE.
Anxious citizens arose the next morning to find the Confederates gone from Gettysburg, moving east toward York.
Erected by Main Street Gettysburg, Inc., National Park Service / American Battlefield Protection Program.
Location. 39° 49.87′ N, 77° 13.883′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Carlisle Street (Business U.S. 15) and Chambersburg Street (U.S. 30) Touch for map. Located on the northwest, outside quadrant of the Gettysburg traffic circle. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "by the skin of our teeth" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Square Building (within shouting distance of this marker); "It seemed so awful..." (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoever - Schick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens of Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. On the right is a depiction of the Confederate arrival at Gettysburg. Troopers of the 35th VA. Battalion gallop into the "Diamond," intimidating citizens with shouts and pistol shots, described by Charles Tyson as "...some in blue and some in gray." Painting by Dale Gallon, 1993.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,714 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.