Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Reverend Horatio S. Howell
— 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers —
Rev. Horation S. Howell
90th Penn'a Vols,
was cruelly shot
dead on these
church steps on
the afternoon of
July 1st 1863.
"He delivereth me
from mine enemies;
Yea, thou liftest me
up above those that
rise up against me."
"He being dead, yet
Hebrews 11, 4th.
of the 90th Penn'a Vol's
and personal friends of
the lamented chaplain
Erected 1889 by the Survivors of the 90th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1775.
Location. 39° 49.848′ N, 77° 13.951′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Chambersburg Road (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling east. Located in front of the Christ Lutheran Church. Touch for map. 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. "…the pathos of those poor wounded men…" (here, next to this marker); Christ Lutheran Church (a few Parish House (a few steps from this marker); "…expecting to find all dead." (a few steps from this marker); Thaddeus Stevens (a few steps from this marker); The James Gettys Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice House Complex (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Citizens of Gettysburg (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Gettysburg's Christ Lutheran Church. From Gettysburg Daily. The article includes a tour by Pastor Stephen R. Herr and Dr. Conrad B. Richter. Two versions of Reverend Howell's death are discussed. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 963 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 4. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.