"... It was enough to frighten us to death!"

"... It was enough to frighten us to death!" (HMLOG)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.87', W 77° 13.883'

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On the afternoon of June 26, 1863, Confederate cavalry dashed up Chambersburg Street and into the square. Shocked and frightened citizens fled the streets. Sara Broadhead recorded in her diary: "They came with such horrid yells that it was enough to frighten us to death!"

Confederate infantry soon followed, many busying themselves by shopping in local stores and paying the merchants with unwelcome Confederate money. Others set about looting several R.R. cars before burning them along with a nearby R.R. bridge. That evening a regimental band playing in the square serenaded the town with the tune DIXIE.

Anxious citizens arose the next morning to find the Confederates gone from Gettysburg, moving east toward York.
Placed ByMain Street Gettysburg, Inc., National Park Service / American Battlefield Protection Program
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 2:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309052 N 4411400
Decimal Degrees39.83116667, -77.23138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.87', W 77° 13.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 52.20" N, 77° 13' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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