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Edward McPherson's farm is just west of Gettysburg. This area was where an battle took place on July 1st, 1863, when Confederate General Henry Heth's Division marched towards Gettysburg. The defending Union army lead by General John Buford. General John Reynolds' First Corps reinforcements arrived and counterattacked and the battle took place all around the McPherson's farm. The farm ended up become a hospital for the wounded after the battle. Mr. McPherson was a lawyer and journalist and not living at the farm at the time, but John Slentz family were living at the McPherson farm at the time of the battle. Sadly when they returned after the fighting it had become a hospital and had to wait to return after the wounded were moved to better facilities. Sadly the house burned down in 1895, but at least the barn has survived and was restored by the National Park Service in 1978. It is still being used by a local farmer.
Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
Directions: Stone Avenue heads south from Chambersburg Pike
(US 30), becoming Meredith Avenue before curving around and ending at Reynolds Avenue. It is one way traffic, with plenty of parking.
Phone: 717-334-1124, ext 8023
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