"...It was enough to frighten us to death!" - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 49.871 W 077° 13.885
18S E 309049 N 4411402
Quick Description: One of many historical markers in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2021 11:24:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM151W0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "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."
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