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

Battle of Gettysburg

East Cemetery Hill

 

—July 2, 1863 —

 
Battle of Gettysburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 19, 2016
1. Battle of Gettysburg Marker
Inscription. This hallowed ground witnessed a furious struggle in a climactic moment on July 2, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg. Confederate forces attacked and briefly broke the Union line here. After a fierce struggle, the Confederates were forced to retreat.

This portion of the Gettysburg battlefield is preserved with the help of a Federal grant from the Land & Water Conservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service. Preservation of this property is in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum commission and the Land Conservancy of Adams County.
 
Erected by Land Historical & Museum Commission, Land Conservancy of Adams County, and Civil War Trust.
 
Location. 39° 49.4′ N, 77° 13.75′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hillcrest Place 0.1 miles south of Locust Avenue when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments (within shouting distance of this marker); 106th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Connecticut Volunteers
Battle of Gettysburg Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 19, 2016
2. Battle of Gettysburg Marker site
A post-Civil War house on the site was purchased and demolished to bring this part of the battlefield back to its 1863 appearance.
(about 400 feet away); 134th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); 7th West Virginia Infantry (about 500 feet away); Jennie Wade (about 500 feet away); “. . . your sister is dead.” (about 500 feet away); 27th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
These two flank markers, once hidden behind the house, are now in plain view. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 19, 2016
3. These two flank markers, once hidden behind the house, are now in plain view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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