Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“...run home as quickly as you can.”
During the Battle, the building was used as a hospital. Tillie further recalled seeing, "Within those same walls...the wounded and dying heroes...." Neighbors reported that Mrs. Eyster witnessed the skirmishing in the street and was probably frightened when a Confederate shell struck the second story of her school.
Since the 1880's, the Academy building has remained a private residence.
Location. 39° 49.708′ N, 77° 13.978′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West High Street and South Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on West High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 West High Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this First Home of Seminary and College (here, next to this marker); “… the battle itself proved a relief.” (within shouting distance of this marker); John L. Burns (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg (within shouting distance of this marker); “ . . . I Am Going To Die” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "...what in your life you will never see again." (about 500 feet away); The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace (about 500 feet away); The Camp Colt Officers Club (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. The photo on the left shows The Gettysburg Academy, ca. 1882. Built in 1813, the Gettysburg Academy served early educational needs and is the birthplace of the Lutheran Theological Seminary (1826) and Pennsylvania (now Gettysburg) College (1832).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,723 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.