Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Baltimore Street - An Historic Corridor
One half block north of this point, Anna Garlach watched this mob scene from her house, observing, "the crowd was so great I think I could have walked across the street on the heads of the soldiers."
Following the Union retreat to Cemetery Hill this section of Baltimore Street became a deadly "no man's land" between hostile skirmishes.
On November 19, 1863, Baltimore Street again figured prominently in history, when President Abraham Lincoln rode in the procession to dedicated the National Cemetery, where he delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address.
Through the ensuing years, other presidents and distinguished Americans have traveled along Baltimore Street to the National Cemetery to renew Lincoln's dedication to our honored heroes.
Erected by Main Street Gettysburg.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1967.
Location. 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); "if anyone showed himself..." (a few steps from this marker); ...Lincoln passed by... (a few steps from 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); Communications Through Music (within shouting distance of this marker); Unity Through Music (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 bordering the dedicated pavers inside the park.
Regarding Baltimore Street - An Historic Corridor.
Concerning the picture: On the morning of November 19, 1863, Lincoln left the David Wills House and traveled via horse down Baltimore Street in Gettysburg (pictured). Giving a short, two minute speech at the dedication of the unfinished Soldiers’ National Cemetery, the President
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