Shippensburg Civil War TrailOn August 28, 1861, Shippensburg resident Jacob Agle volunteered for service with Company H, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, leaving behind his wife and three sons: Edward, age 7; Samuel, age 5; and Abner age 4. On September 13, 1863, Private Agle was shot through the breast while charging a Confederate line near Lafayette, Georgia. After Jacob's death, his twenty-nine year old widow Regina Waltrick Agle faced the difficult challenge of supporting herself and her three boys alone. To assist her, Jacob's brothers constructed the small log dwelling (to your right) to house her and her children. Regina Agle made ends meet by taking in sewing and tailoring in her home. Starting in 1865, she began receiving a federal widow's pension of $8.00 a month. She also enrolled two of her sons in the White Hall Soldiers' Orphans School in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Regina Agle, who never remarried, lived in this house until her death in 1898.
|Placed By||Shippensburg- Historical Society, Borough Historical Architectural Review Board, Chamber of Commerce, University, et al|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 285611 N 4436798|
|Decimal Degrees||40.05418333, -77.51343333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 3.251', W 77° 30.806'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 3' 15.06" N, 77° 30' 48.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 340 E King St, Shippensburg PA 17257, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.