Confederate Prisoners of War

Confederate Prisoners of War (HM19EK)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.034', W 77° 14.685'

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Mathew Brady's photograph of three Southern prisoners posing on Seminary Ridge is among the most famous images of Confederate soldiers taken during the Civil War. The stone wall in front of you occupies the ground where the breastworks depicted in the photo once stood. Like more than 5,000 other Confederate soldiers captured by the Federal army during the battle, these men were eventually incarcerated in Northern prison facilities, such as Fort Delaware near Wilmington, Maryland, (sic) and Johnson's Island, on Lake Erie in Ohio.

Roughly 6,000 seriously wounded Confederate soldiers fell into Union hands after the Battle of Gettysburg. Several high-ranking Confederate officers recuperated at the Seminary Hospital before being transferred to prison, including, Generals James Kemper and Isaac Trimble, both of whom were wounded during Pickett's Charge, and Major Henry Kyd Douglas, an aide serving on the staff of General Edward Johnson. By the end of August, 41 Confederate patients remained at this hospital site.
HM NumberHM19EK
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Seminary Ridge Historic Walking Tour series
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:50pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307916 N 4411732
Decimal Degrees39.83390000, -77.24475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.034', W 77° 14.685'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 2.04" N, 77° 14' 41.10" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-11 Seminary Ridge Interpretive Trail, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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