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An Unusual Place for a Confederate Education Center

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One would not think that a Confederate education center could be found in Gettysburg. The Daniel Lady Farm on Hanover Road in Gettysburg, PA is in fact the only Confederate memorial in the North.

The barn on the 140 plus acre property, owned by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, was a field hospital for soldiers from both sides at the battle. The house itself served as headquarters for Confederate General Edward “Allegheny” Johnson. Approximately 10,000 troops camped on the grounds.

The property was reopened in 2013 as an educational center. Doug and Susan Stull, long- time Civil War enthusiasts from nearby Hagerstown, MD, now offer tours. Kirk Davis, a long-time Gettysburg reenactor and promoter, coordinates events there. They have had Boy Scout encampments, author signings, and a major kick-off event “Where War Met Compassion, The Confederate Field Hospital” last summer for the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Visitors will be treated to a tour of the old stone house. If the walls could talk, they would tell of the blood stains still quite apparent from wounded soldiers who lay waiting for treatment. Instead, Susan and Doug provide stories of the Lady family and the toll the battle took on its inhabitants. The house is open Sundays from 1-4 p.m.

The farm is within a stone’s throw of Brinkerhoff’s Ridge along Rock Creek where 2nd Virginia Infantry soldier (CSA) Wesley Culp, a Gettysburg man, was killed on July 2, 1863 (according to “A House Divided Against Itself”) and near Culp’s Hill, where “official” accounts say he died on July 3. The 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry and 10th New York Cavalry battled with the famed Stonewall Brigade in the area most of the day on July 2. Maryland’s Steuart’s Brigade, Nicholls’ Louisiana Brigade and Andrew’s Artillery camped on the farm.

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