"if anyone showed himself..."

"if anyone showed himself..." (HM1975)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.52', W 77° 13.857'

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Here was the yard and the site of the SamuelMcCreary house, along the extreme advance ofthe Confederate skirmish line before CemeteryHill. The 1863 McCreary residence, along with itsarchitectural twin, the Winebrenner house(standing to your left) faced the Union positionon Cemetery Hill. Louisiana soldiers occupiedboth houses and one, Cpl. William H. Poole, waskilled while firing from a balcony doorway of theMcCreary dwelling.

Rifle fire between opposing sharpshooters in thisvicinity was constant and deadly, causing Lt. J.W.Jackson of the 8th Louisiana to recall, "if anyoneshowed himself or a hat was seen above thefence a volley was poured into us." The bulletdamage to the fence in the picture and still visibleabout the windows of the Winebrenner houseattests to the accuracy of Lt. Jackson's testimony.
HM NumberHM1975
Placed ByMain Street Gettysburg
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309073 N 4410752
Decimal Degrees39.82533333, -77.23095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.52', W 77° 13.857'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 31.20" N, 77° 13' 51.42" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 334-430 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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