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

Gettysburg Seminary

 
 
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By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
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Inscription.
The Lutheran Theological Seminary is the oldest continuing graduate and professional school of the Lutheran tradition in the Americas. Its campus has long been a crossroads of history. We invite you to walk the steps of the soldiers who fought here on July 1, 1863, believing that the fate of the nation was in their hands, and the more than 600 wounded soldiers who were treated in the Seminary field hospital. The Battle of Gettysburg forever changed the history of this already hallowed grown, where professors and students debated issues of morality and slavery prior to the Civil War.

The seminary campus reportedly served as a refuge for freedom seekers on the underground Railroad, and it welcomed the first African American student, Daniel Alexander Payne, in 1835.

Waysides along the one mile trail tell stories of the people, places and events that form the rich history of Seminary Ridge. Visit the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum's exhibits, Voices of Duty and Devotion, in the historic 1832 building that witnessed these events.
 
Location. 39° 49.933′ N, 77° 14.533′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on North Hay Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the start
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By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
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of the historic walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Seminary Comes to Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gauntlet of Union Retreat and Aftermath (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Life as a Seminary Student (about 500 feet away); Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum (about 500 feet away); Valentine Hall (about 500 feet away); The Seminary Hospital (about 500 feet away); Samuel Simon Schmucker (about 600 feet away); Samuel Simon Schmucker Hall (about 600 feet away); Manor of Maske (about 600 feet away); Crisis Comes to the Seminary's Back Door (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
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By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
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Walking Trail and Points of Interests
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By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
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Journey Through Hallowed Ground
Gettysburg serves as the northern anchor point of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway, which runs 180 miles through Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville. This National Scenic Byway is part of the American's Byways collection of 150 distinctive routes nationwide designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The literal "roadbed' for the creation of our country, it was an active transportation route during the Revolutionary War, a critical transition zone for the Underground Railroad, and site of key battles during the Civil War.
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By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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