Catherine Foster

Catherine Foster (HM2EIW)

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N 39° 49.717', W 77° 14.006'

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Women Behind These Walls

I was living with my elderly parents at the time of the battle. On July 1 we went to our rear balcony to watch as skirmishing began west of town. When we heard please for water, we carried water to the front door and poured it into the soldiers' cups.

Moments after we left the balcony, a 12-pound shell demolished the roof and ceiling.

The next day, citizens and surgeons were busy caring for the wounded. On July 3, a cannon shell entered the room where two surgeons had just been sleeping, tearing away the mantel across the bed. Then after breakfast, another cannon shell entered the dining room, demolishing everything in its way.
Placed ByFor the Cause Productions, Gettysburg Licensed Town Guide, Licensed Gettysburg Guide, Last 30 Next 30 Surivors, YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County
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Date Added Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308870 N 4411122
Decimal Degrees39.82861667, -77.23343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.717', W 77° 14.006'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 43.02" N, 77° 14' 0.36000000000001" W
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