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

Schriver's Saloon and Ten-Pin Alley

 
 
Schriver's Saloon and Ten-Pin Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Donovan, September 27, 2013
1. Schriver's Saloon and Ten-Pin Alley Marker
Inscription. This 1860 home was the wartime residence of George and Hettie Schriver. The cellar housed Schriver's Saloon and Ten-pin Alley.

At the time of the battle, George was away serving in Cole's cavalry. In the early afternoon of July 1st, Hettie took her daughters, Sadie and Mollie, along with neighbor Tillie Pierce, to seek refuge at her family's farm by Little Round Top.

Confederate soldiers commandeered her home and set up a sharpshooter's position. For the next two days they exchanged rifle shots with their Union adversaries on Cemetery Hill, firing from makeshift portholes knocked through the south attic wall. Their deadly game was not played without a cost. John Rupp, a neighbor, noted in a post-battle letter that Union snipers "…killed two up in Mr. Schriver's house…"

Bloody fighting conducted from their home would not be the last of the war's cruel fate to touch the Schriver family. On January 1, 1864, Sergeant George W. Schriver was captured during a skirmish with Mosby's Rangers in Virginia and imprisoned in Andersonville, Georgia.
 
Erected by Main Street Gettysburg, Inc.
 
Location. 39° 49.593′ N, 77° 13.871′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker
Schriver's Saloon and Ten-Pin Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Donovan, October 24, 2015
2. Schriver's Saloon and Ten-Pin Alley Marker
Marker shown just to the right of the parking meter.
is on Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15) south of Breckenridge Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “I can see them yet . . . ” (a few steps from this marker); Annoying “ . . . the enemy very seriously ” (a few steps from this marker); A Union General Escapes Capture (within shouting distance of this marker); 267 Baltimore St. (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Street Facade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Witness Tree (about 300 feet away); Mary Virginia Wade (about 300 feet away); Jennie Wade Birthplace (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Schriver House Museum. (Submitted on September 29, 2015.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2015, by Bill Donovan of Maplewood, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 28, 2015, by Bill Donovan of Maplewood, New Jersey.   2. submitted on October 26, 2015, by Bill Donovan of Maplewood, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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