Thursday, May 12, 2011
Gettysburg - Skirmish
A skirmish taking place with the Lutheran Theological Seminary in the background.
The seminary gives its name to the geographical feature, Seminary Ridge, which was the site of fierce fighting on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. The building, as well as adjacent homes of the professors, was used for weeks after the battle as a temporary field hospital before its last patients were moved to the Camp Letterman military hospital.