Confederate Stronghold

Confederate Stronghold (HM3MN)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.535', W 77° 13.873'

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In the afternoon of July 1st, 1863, after Union troops retreated south to Cemetery Hill, this 2½ story brick house was occupied by Confederate sharpshooters. Catherine Sweney and daughter, Lizzie, residents of the house, fled to safety.

The house was strategically located near Federal lines and its garret window provided a protected site for the Confederates during the next two days, while they maintained a deadly fire against Union forces on Cemetery Hill.

Some 150 bullet scars are visible in the brick wall in the proximity of the garret window, which now bear silent witness to the efforts of Union riflemen who sought to overcome this Confederate stronghold.
HM NumberHM3MN
Placed ByMain Street Gettysburg, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 10:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309051 N 4410780
Decimal Degrees39.82558333, -77.23121667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.535', W 77° 13.873'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 32.10" N, 77° 13' 52.38" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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