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

"if anyone showed himself…"

 
 
"if anyone showed himself..." Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2014
1. "if anyone showed himself..." Marker
Inscription.  
Here was the yard and the site of the Samuel McCreary house, along the extreme advance of the Confederate skirmish line before Cemetery Hill. The 1863 McCreary residence, along with its architectural twin, the Winebrenner house (standing to your left) faced the Union position on Cemetery Hill. Louisiana soldiers occupied both houses and one, Cpl. William H. Poole, was killed while firing from a balcony doorway of the McCreary dwelling.

Rifle fire between opposing sharpshooters in this vicinity was constant and deadly, causing Lt. J.W. Jackson of the 8th Louisiana to recall, "if anyone showed himself or a hat was seen above the fence a volley was poured into us." The bullet damage to the fence in the picture and still visible about the windows of the Winebrenner house attests to the accuracy of Lt. Jackson's testimony.
 
Erected by Main Street Gettysburg.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 39° 49.52′ N, 77° 13.857′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Lefever Street and Baltimore Street, on the right when traveling north on Lefever Street. The sign is in front and to the left of Alumni Park, just on the outside, at the southeast intersection of Baltimore and Lefecer Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Lefever 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. The Evolution of Gettysburg's "Common School" (here, next to this marker); Baltimore Street: An Historic Corridor (a few steps from this marker); Historic Farnsworth House Inn (Circa 1810) (within shouting distance of this marker); ...Lincoln passed by... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Stronghold (within shouting distance of this marker); Witness Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Farnsworth House Inn (Est. 1972) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. The small, yellowish, rectangular sign is contained in a dark black, metal stand stuck into the ground adjacent to the sidewalk.
 
"if Anyone Showed Himself..." image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eric Milask, July 1, 2013
2. "if Anyone Showed Himself..."
Location of Interpretive image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eric Milask, July 1, 2013
3. Location of Interpretive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 18, 2024