Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"…run home as quickly as you can."
During the Battle, the building was used as a hospital. Tillie further recalled seeing, "Within those same walls...the wounded and dying heroes...." Neighbors reported that Mrs. Eyster witnessed the skirmishing in the street and was probably frightened when a Confederate shell struck the second story of her school.
Since the 1880's, the Academy building has remained a private residence.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • War, US Civil • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1829.
Location. 39° 49.708′ N, 77° 13.978′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 West High Street, 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. First Home of Seminary and College (here, next to this marker); “… the battle itself proved a relief.” (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Jack" Hopkins House (within shouting distance of this marker); John L. Burns (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg (within shouting distance of this marker); “ . . . I Am Going To Die” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "…what in your life you will never see again." (about 500 feet away); The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. The photo on the left shows The Gettysburg Academy, ca. 1882. Built in 1813, the Gettysburg Academy served early educational needs and is the birthplace of the Lutheran Theological Seminary (1826) and Pennsylvania (now Gettysburg) College (1832).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,304 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.