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

Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg

 
 
Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2013
1. Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg Marker

Inscription.
During the Battle of Gettysburg
this house of God
became
a hospital for wounded soldiers.
Within its hallowed walls
brave men of North and South
foes on the field of battle
through weeks of pain
were nursed with tender and equal care
by the
Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg

( Second Marker : )
The Pennsylvania State Council
Knights of Columbus
in token of ancestral pride
as
American Catholic Citizens
renovated
the façade of this historic church
MDCCCCXXV

 
Location. 39° 49.718′ N, 77° 13.923′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on W High Street west of Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Markers are on the front of the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church. 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. “ . . . I Am Going To Die” (a few steps from this marker); John L. Burns (a few steps from this marker); The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); First Home of Seminary and College
Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2013
2. Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); "...run home as quickly as you can." (within shouting distance of this marker); "uncertainty and dread" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg Address Memorial and Abraham Lincoln Statue (about 300 feet away); Presidents Attended Service Here (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. Both markers contain bas relief images. One depicts a Sister of Charity tending to a wounded soldier on the battlefield, and the other shows Fr. William Corby granting absolution to soldiers prior to a battle on July 2, 1863.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2013
3. Second Marker
The Knights of Columbus marker is located on the right end of the church front.
K of C Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2013
4. K of C Marker
Marker on the St. Francis Xavier RC Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2013
5. Marker on the St. Francis Xavier RC Church
Civil War Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2013
6. Civil War Building Marker
This marker on the church indicated that it was here during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Closeup of Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg Relief image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2013
7. Closeup of Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg Relief
Closeup of Fr. Corby Relief image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2013
8. Closeup of Fr. Corby Relief
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 9, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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