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

Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg

Three Confederate Prisoners

 
 
Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2017
1. Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg Marker
Inscription. In mid-July 1863, Mathew Brady and his crew set up a stereoscopic, wet-plate camera here and recorded what is arguably the most iconic of all Civil War photographs. The photo had been widely reproduced for more than a century when historian William A. Frassanito divined its location, looking southeastward toward Cemetery Hill. Despite proclamations to the contrary over the years, nothing is known about the identities of the men in the photo.
 
Erected 2017 by The Civil War Trust & Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 39° 50.061′ N, 77° 14.695′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Seminary Ridge Drive just south of Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30), on the right 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. 95th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); This Breastwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewell's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Prisoners of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Elsie Singmaster
View from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2017
2. View from the Marker
This photo shows the view while standing at the marker. The view looks towards the southeast. The historic photo of the 3 Confederate prisoners was taken somewhere in this general vicinity.
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Stevens' Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters of the Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2017, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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