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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pine Cottage

 
 
Pine Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. Pine Cabin Marker
Inscription. “Pine Cottage”, (reconstructed) demonstrates vertical log construction. Instead of laying logs horizontally and joining them at the corners with “custom” cut, corner notches, logs were placed upright and tied together at the top and bottom with a “stinger”. This method was faster and easier, because the logs could be of any size and did not require the corner notches. The absence of a chimney or a stove pipe suggests it is on the unseen side of the building, or was yet to be added.

The photograph posed nine Soldiers to demonstrate some of the fatigue duty performed in winter camp. A Soldier is brushing the first sergeant’s coat, while others are seen polishing a shoe, fixing a sock, chopping firewood, and sweeping. The Soldier on the roof appears ready to be dropping something on the Soldier eating below, representing a lighter side of camp life. In the second image, the Soldiers have donned their dress coats and stacked their Enfield rifle-muskets.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.3′ N, 77° 9.523′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Insert - The Matthew Brady photographs image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. Insert - The Matthew Brady photographs
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Cabins (a few steps from this marker); General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel William Orlando Darby (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Robert W. Black (within shouting distance of this marker); Specialist Fourth Class Robert D. Law (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Winter Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); Stations Upon the Road (within shouting distance of this marker); A Century of Protection (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The pine cottage (left) and the others on display image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
3. The pine cottage (left) and the others on display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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