a site for two legends - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 49.862 W 077° 13.727
18S E 309274 N 4411380
Quick Description: One of many historical markers in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2021 1:12:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM15072
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "In 1863 one of Gettysburg's earliest weatherboarded buildings stood at this corner, the home of Judge Samuel Russell.

After the battle the body of an unidentified soldier was found in the side yard to its left clutching a photograph of three young children. The country-wide circulation of that photo led to the identification of Sergeant Amos Hummiston, 134th NY regiment, and generated a national concern with the plight of war-orphaned children and a movement to provide needed care.

The present building housed the automobile dealership of Eddie Plank in the early years of the 19th century. Plank was a native son who pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics (1901-19) and is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. A former employee recalled: "Everybody knew Eddie Plank ... you couldn't get in the place.""
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