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

“harboring Confederates”

 
 
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By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
1. "harboring Confederates" Marker
Inscription. This was the site of the GLOBE INN, one of Gettysburg's oldest hotel-taverns, originally owned and operated in 1798 by townfounder James Gettys, and traditionally the unofficial headquarters for the local Democratic party.

Such political association made the GLOBE INN a favorite with Confederate officers during their occupation of Gettysburg. They patronized the Inn for food, drink, and lodging to the exclusion of all other hotel establishments (each with a Republican owner).

Following the battle, some angry Republican townspeople filed charges against proprietor Charles Will and his son John for "harboring Confederates." The army provost marshal found the claims groundless, dismissing the charge against the Wills with the comment: "I am convinced there is political feeling between you people."

The original structure, drastically remodeled over time, succumbed to fire in 1968.
 
Erected by Main Street Gettysburg, Inc., National Park Service / American Battlefield Protection Program.
 
Location. 39° 49.863′ N, 77° 13.803′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of York Street (U.S. 30) and Carlisle Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when
"harboring Confederates" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
2. "harboring Confederates" Marker
traveling west on York Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 York Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettys Crossroads and Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Square Building (within shouting distance of this marker); "by the skin of our teeth" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); Return Visit (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. On the right is a photo of The Globe Inn, ca. 1862. Confederate patrons paid with U.S. currency during their occupation at Gettysburg.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
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By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
3. Site of the Tavern
The site of the tavern is today occupied by an art gallery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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