the Eagle Hotel

the Eagle Hotel (HMBV1)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 49.859', W 77° 13.995'

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From 1834 to 1960 this site was occupied by the Eagle Hotel building. It was Gettysburg's premier hostelry for most of the 19th century. The advent of automobile and cheaper motels were the source of its downfall midway in the 20th century.

It was always the soldiers favorite. When his cavalry division arrived in Gettysburg on June 30, 1863, General John Buford placed his headquarters at the Eagle Hotel until the battle opened the following morning. For years following the war it was the hotel of choice for Union veterans returning for reunions.

During the retreat of Union forces through the town to Cemetery Hill the intersection here in front of the Eagle was the scene of considerable confusion and brief fighting between pursued and pursuers. While they occupied the town the Confederates ransacked the hotel's liquor and food supply but did no harm to the building.

Funding for this project assisted by NPS / American Battlefield Protection Program
HM NumberHMBV1
Placed ByMain Street Gettysburg
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308892 N 4411384
Decimal Degrees39.83098333, -77.23325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.859', W 77° 13.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 51.54" N, 77° 13' 59.70" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-27 N Washington St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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