A Union General Escapes Capture

A Union General Escapes Capture (HM3MP)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.58', W 77° 13.906'

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In 1863, this building to your right, was the home and cabinetmaker's shop of Henry Garlach and family.

Cut off during the Union retreat to Cemetery Hill, General Alexander Schimmelfennig was able to avoid capture by the Confederates, when he hid here for three days in the back yard, shielded behind a stack of firewood and a hog slop barrel situated along the front of the kitchen woodshed.

General Schimmelfennig was sustained with food and water secretly delivered to him by Mrs. Catherine Garlach, when she went to feed the family hogs.
HM NumberHM3MP
Placed ByMain Street Gettysburg, Inc
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309006 N 4410865
Decimal Degrees39.82633333, -77.23176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.58', W 77° 13.906'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 34.80" N, 77° 13' 54.36" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-359 Court Alley, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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