Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Union General Escapes Capture
Cut off during the Union retreat to Cemetery Hill, General Alexander Schimmelfennig was able to avoid capture by the Confederates, when he hid here for three days in the back yard, shielded behind a stack of firewood and a hog slop barrel situated along the front of the kitchen woodshed.
General Schimmelfennig was sustained with food and water secretly delivered to him by Mrs. Catherine Garlach, when she went to feed the family hogs.
Erected by Main Street Gettysburg, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 39° 49.573′ N, 77° 13.871′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Street (U.S. BUS 15) south of Breckenridge Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 Baltimore Street, 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. Schriver's Saloon and Ten-Pin Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Street FacadeAnnoying “…the enemy very seriously ” (within shouting distance of this marker); “I can see them yet…” (within shouting distance of this marker); Witness Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Stronghold (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Well (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 267 Baltimore St. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains two photos. One of Catherine Garlach (ca. 1885), and another of Brig. Gen. Alexander Schimmelfennig, Union 11th Corps.
The top right of the marker features a photograph with the caption The kitchen woodshed ca. 1890. It stood just beyond the rear extension to the brick house (to your right front).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,943 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 18, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.