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Bushman Barn, Business U.S. 15, Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, Adams County, PA

Bushman Barn, Business U.S. 15, Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, Adams County, PA

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Summary

Significance: It is a major structure on the historic Bushman Farm on July 2, 1863 during the battle of Gettysburg, the farm was crossed by Confederate troops attacking Little Round Top and Devil's Den. A Union attack around the farm buildings was repulsed the next day. During the battle, the barn more than likely served as a field hospital, and 8 Confederate soldiers were buried behind it. Built ca. 1808, the double log barn is representative of a type once common in Adams County...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-279
Survey number: HABS PA-365-A
Building/structure dates: ca. 1808 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after 1808 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Bushman, Michael
McCall, Gregory C, project manager
Perry, Julie, delineator
Hron, Anthony W, delineator
Freitag, Wade, delineator
Seamons, Brad, delineator
Felber, Marla, delineator
Smith, Roland, delineator
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Location

adams county39.77720, -77.26280
Google Map of 39.7772042, -77.2627965
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