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

Presidents Attended Service Here

 
 
Presidents Attended Service Here image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
1. Presidents Attended Service Here
Inscription.  (top):
Abraham Lincoln attended services at this church on November 19, 1863, the day he dedicated the National Cemetery and delivered his Gettysburg Address. The pew he occupied has been retained in the sanctuary.

(lower):
Dwight D. Eisenhower was a member of this church February 1, 1961 to March 28, 1969. The pew he occupied has been retained in the sanctuary
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1888.
 
Location. 39° 49.71′ N, 77° 13.858′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15) and East High Street, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Street. Located in front of the Gettysburg Presbyterian 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
Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Presbyterian Church
The plaques are on the left corner of the church in this view.
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of this marker. Field Hospitals - Cavalry Corps (here, next to this marker); Temples of Mercy (a few steps from this marker); The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Address Memorial and Abraham Lincoln Statue (a few steps from this marker); "uncertainty and dread" (within shouting distance of this marker); 223 Baltimore Street (within shouting distance of this marker); “ . . . I Am Going To Die” (within shouting distance of this marker); Politics and "Penelope" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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