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

Gettysburg Campaign

 
 
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By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. Gen. Early's Confederate troops, marching from York to join Lee's army, camped, June 30, three miles to the east. Arriving here next morning, they turned south toward Gettysburg, on orders of General Ewell.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gettysburg Campaign marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.828′ N, 77° 8.84′ W. Marker is in Heidlersburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Harrisburg Road (County Route 3001) and Heidlersburg Road (Pennsylvania Route 234), on the right when traveling north on Old Harrisburg Road. Touch for map. Located on Old U.S. Highway 15. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. half a mile away); John Studebaker (was approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Rock Chapel (approx. one mile away); Original Studebaker Wagon Shop (approx. 2.1 miles away); Civil War Hospital
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By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Great Conewago Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Civil War Soldiers in the Great Conewago Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers in Great Conewago Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heidlersburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
3. Heidlersburg
Looking north from the marker location toward the small village of Heidlersburg. According to John Schildt in Roads to Gettysburg, Confederate Generals Ewell, Early, Trimble, and Rodes had a conference just outside of Heidlersburg on June 30, 1863. Ewell, the corps commander, had just received orders from Confederate General Robert E. Lee indicating the far flung army should now consolidate near a town called Gettysburg to the south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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