WAR ON THE DOORSTEP

TitleWAR ON THE DOORSTEP
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBOARDMAN, SUE
MagazineCivil War Times
Volume56
Issue Number5
Pagination38 - 45
Date Published2017/10/1
KeywordsAMERICAN Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Destruction & pillage, BATTLE of Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, FARMHOUSES, HISTORIC buildings, LEISTER, Lydia, QUARTERING of soldiers in private houses -- History, THOMPSON, Mary, WOMEN in the American Civil War
Abstract

The article reports on the role of of two farmhouses belonging to widows in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that served as headquarters for both armies during the U.S. Civil War, commenting especially on the the damage done to them during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The role of widows Lydia Leister and Mary Thompson, whose homes housed armies of the Union and Confederate sides respectively, is examined. [ABSTRACT FROM UNC LIBRARY]

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