Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"Four score and seven…"
The rare image reproduced at right, courtesy of William A. Frassanito, Gettysburg Then & Now (Thomas Publications), is one of only 9 photos known to have been taken of the dedication ceremonies in Gettysburg on Nov. 19, 1863, during which Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address.
Recorded by Peter Weaver from the back of the Wm. Duttera house (which stood here in 1863), this photograph depicts the crowds in the distant National Cemetery. Note the tall flagpole in the National Cemetery (center), with the distinctive gatehouse of adjoining Evergreen Cemetery appearing to the far left. Visible in the foreground is one of the "parking lots" for the ceremonies that day, as well as an excavated area most likely related to Duttera's brickmaking business.
The accompanying drawing portrays the Duttera house. Note the Confederate artillery shell which lodged in the second story of the building during the battle.
Photo copyright William A Frassanito. Drawing by Peggy Magaldi.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1820.
Location. 39° 49.175′ N, 77° 14.058′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Steinwehr Avenue (Business U.S. 15) 0 miles north of Culp Street, on the right when traveling north. 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. Culp Brothers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tale of Two Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Mothers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Better Than a Tent... (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Great Peace Jubilee" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Line-of-Duty Deaths on Gettysburg Battlefield (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); 136th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,867 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.