Marietta in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Women in Marietta
Civil War Trails
Barr Spangler, an eye-witness in Marietta, described events preceding the Battle of Gettysburg: "For several days previous there was an increasing rush of horses and cattle northward through the town… The places of business were closed, and the merchandise was either hidden away or shipped to places of greater safety… The streets were crowded with excited men and weeping women, all fearing the town would be shelled and possibly burned to ashes the next day… Here I would crown with honor the noble work in which the women were engaged during the war… When the cry came from Gettysburg that thousands of wounded there were in great need of bread, they rolled
• A calling card, or carte de visite, of two women from Marietta, Courtesy of the Marietta Old Town Hall Museum
• Old Marietta Town Hall, Courtesy of the Marietta Old Town Hall Museum
Erected by Pennsylvania Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 40° 3.47′ N, 76° 33.163′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of North Waterford Avenue and North New Haven Street, on the right when traveling south on North Waterford Avenue. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, in front of the old Marietta Town Hall, near the southeast corner of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 West Walnut Street, Marietta PA 17547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marietta (here, next to this marker); Those Who Served From Marietta in World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Buried Story (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Skip Hoist / Oil Shed (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stone Base of the Chimney (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hot-Blast Stove Bases (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.