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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Caught in the Crossfire

 
 
Caught in the Crossfire Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 23, 2019
1. Caught in the Crossfire Marker
Inscription.  
After the first day of the battle, Rebel soldiers occupied most of Gettysburg, including the Rupp tannery and the home's backyard. Union sharpshooters fired at the enemy from the front porch. John Rupp and his family were literally caught between two armies.

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The Confederate Army set up barricades in the streets. Citizens found it very difficult and dangerous to move through their town.

Caroline Rupp gathered up what provisions she could. Leaving her husband to protect their property, she took the couple's six children to relative safety in her father-in-law's house.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 49.479′ N, 77° 13.87′ 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 markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. The John Rupp House and Tannery Site (here, next to this marker); The Civil War Comes to Gettysburg (here, next to this marker); John Rupp (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg's First Municipal Water Supply (a few steps from this marker); The Welty House (a few steps from this marker); ...Lincoln passed by... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wagon Hotel on Cemetery Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Street: An Historic Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
The Rupp House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 23, 2019
2. The Rupp House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2024. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 51 times this year. 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.

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