The Riggs HouseIn the summer of 1863, Alexander Riggs and his family lived in a house that stood before you, directly across the Chambersburg Pike from Mary Thompson's. Like most of Gettysburg's dwellings, the Riggs house was caught up in the whirlwind of battle, first, as part of a Union battle line on July 1, and then within Confederate lines until July 5. It served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. In 2016, the Civil War trust employed ground-penetrating radar to locate the foundation of the Riggs house beneath the soil in front of you.
|Placed By||Civil War Trust, Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 307866 N 4411810|
|Decimal Degrees||39.83458333, -77.24535000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 50.075', W 77° 14.721'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 50' 4.5000000000002" N, 77° 14' 43.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Chambersburg Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US|
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