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(7-01) James and Catherine Foster's home on the corner of South Washington and High Streets
Two surgeons from the Union First Corps, a Dr. Bache of Philadelphia, and a Dr. Hearde of Boston, spent the night of July 2 in this house after operating constantly for two days. They arose at 6:00 a.m., ate a hurried breakfast and left. Five minutes later a shell crashed into the bedroom where they had slept, tearing the bed clothes to pieces. This was followed immediately by a second shell, which burst in the breakfast room over the table where they had eaten. The force broke the forks, and drove the weights of the clock through the far wall. A third shell entered through the jambs of the fireplace and hurled the mantel across the room. Courtesy of Main Street Gettysburg Historic Walking Tour

(7-01) The Solomon Powers house on West High Street





(7-01) The home of Prof. Michael Jacobs, who taught at Gettysburg College at the time of the battle. He witnessed Pickett's charge from his garret window
Tablet ("...What in your life you will never see again.")

(7-01) Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church on Chambersburg was converted to a hospital on July 1, 1863
Tablet ("...the pathos of those poor wounded men...")

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