"...run home as quickly as you can."

"...run home as quickly as you can." (HM7QW)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.708', W 77° 13.978'

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The students of Rebecca Eyster's Young Ladies Seminary were studying in this "old Academy Building" on June 26, 1863. One of those students, Tillie Pierce, described the arrival of the Confederate troops from Seminary Ridge in her book, At Gettysburg: What A Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle. Mrs. Eyster immediately called her students to the front porch to see this 'event,' and told them, "Children, run home as quickly as you can." It did not require repeating.

During the Battle, the building was used as a hospital. Tillie further recalled seeing, "Within those same walls...the wounded and dying heroes...." Neighbors reported that Mrs. Eyster witnessed the skirmishing in the street and was probably frightened when a Confederate shell struck the second story of her school.

Since the 1880's, the Academy building has remained a private residence.
HM NumberHM7QW
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308909 N 4411104
Decimal Degrees39.82846667, -77.23296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.708', W 77° 13.978'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 42.48" N, 77° 13' 58.68" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 68 W High St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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