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Marietta in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Women in Marietta

Civil War Trails

 
 
Women in Marietta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 12, 2019
1. Women in Marietta Marker
Inscription.  Marietta women demonstrated their patriotism during the Civil War by forming organizations such as The Ladies Patriotic Circle and The Ladies Social Knitting Society of Marietta. The Lancaster Express reported on June 14, 1862, that, “the circle met bringing in their finished work and contributions and packed another large box to be forwarded… for the hospitals in St. Louis, Mo.” Items sent included hospital shirts, linen pillow slips, soap, bandages and various food items.

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
Marker detail: April 15, 1865 diary page about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Marietta Old Town Hall Museum
2. Marker detail: April 15, 1865 diary page about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
up their sleeves, molded the loaves, and quickly sent off two wagon loads."

(photo captions)
• 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails marker series.
 
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
Marker detail: Women Spinning image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the National Civil War Museum
3. Marker detail: Women Spinning
(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.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWomen
 
Women in Marietta Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 12, 2019
4. Women in Marietta Marker (wide view)
Old Marietta Town Hall, built 1847<br>(<i>marker visible by sidewalk • bottom, center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 12, 2019
5. Old Marietta Town Hall, built 1847
(marker visible by sidewalk • bottom, center)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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