The Stoever - Schick Building

The Stoever - Schick Building (HMBVU)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.837', W 77° 13.875'

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During the Battle of Gettysburg this Federal style building, erected in 1817, housed Professor Martin Stoever's family and J.L. Schick's general store. As a result of the battle the building hosted a variety of unusual events.

Shortly after the fighting began on July 1st, the Stoever's quarters became an impromptu hospital for 20 wounded Union soldiers. Mrs. Stoever recalled the disruption in the house: "The Professor's recitation room became the amputation room..."

While the wounded were nursed upstairs three fugitive Union soldiers were secretly sustained in the cellar by the Professor until the Confederates found them on July 3rd.

Three days following the Confederate withdrawal, the Christian Commission took over Schick's store for their supply and distribution center, while the Stoevers ran an "open commissary" in their back yard, feeding an endless number of hungry soldiers.

Funding for this project assisted by NPS / American Battlefield Protection Program
Placed ByMain Street Gettysburg
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309062 N 4411339
Decimal Degrees39.83061667, -77.23125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.837', W 77° 13.875'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 50.22" N, 77° 13' 52.50" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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