Battle of Gettysburg Series – Cashtown Inn, Confederate HQ

Fascinating part of American history.

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Cashtown Inn

A few days ago I wrote a post about Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the historical significance that the Battle of Gettysburg played during the American Civil War.  I thought I would post a photo taken just outside of Gettysburg.  The, “Cashtown Inn” became the headquarters of the Confederate Army a few days before and during the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863.  The small town of Cashtown, located approximately eight miles from Gettysburg, was transformed into a Confederate Army camp.  Upon hearing that Union Army forces were heading in his direction, General Robert E. Lee, Commander of the Confederate Army, ordered his troops to gather and stay at Cashtown until the location of Union troops was better known.  Lee affirmed there was to be no movement until the Confederate Army could be united.

Historical documents note a decisive move on the part of Confederate General Henry Heth; a decision made in…

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One comment

  1. George · April 15, 2015

    That whole area is fascinating. So much history.

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