Gettysburg Station - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 49.923 W 077° 13.861
18S E 309086 N 4411498
Quick Description: Lincoln arrived at Gettysburg Station in November 1863 when he delivered his famous Gettysburg Address at the nearby Gettysburg National Cemetery. Today, the station is now a museum.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2021 3:36:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM14Z98
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "Built in 1858 in the fashionable Italianate Villa style, this R.R. depot and its attendant telegraph line afforded Gettysburg with modern day transportation and communication. The Battle of Gettysburg expanded its use for unanticipated purposes.

On July 1, 1863, this building and its passenger platform were commandeered for use as an army hospital.

When train service was restored following the battle, the U.S. Sanitary Commission set up a tent lodge across the tracks from the rear platform to assist the wounded brought from the field hospitals for transportation to home and distant hospitals. Volunteer Georgeanna Woolsey recalled: "Twice a day the trains left...and twice a day we fed all the wounded who arrived for them."

On November 18, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln arrived by train at this depot for the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery, where he delivered the Gettysburg Address."
Americana: Service Station

Significant Interest: Museum

Web Site Address: Not listed

Address of Icon: Not listed

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