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New museum opens at Gettysburg

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A building that played a pivotal role in the Battle of Gettysburg opened Monday as a museum that offers visitors a unique look at a Civil War hospital as well as the landscape where Union and Confederate soldiers clashed 150 years ago.

Gov. Tom Corbett helped to cut the ribbon to open the new Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum inside Schmucker Hall on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary.

The famous fourth-floor cupola of Schmucker Hall was used as an observatory by Union Brig. Gen. John Buford as the Confederates arrived in Gettysburg on June 30, 1863.

The nearby area, known as Seminary Ridge, was used by both Union and Confederate artillery, and Schmucker Hall, the largest field hospital at Gettysburg, treated wounded Union and Confederate soldiers during the two months following the epic battle.

The museum is a joint venture of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, the Adams County Historical Society, and the Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation.

On the Web: www.seminaryridgemuseum.org

 

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