Jul 18

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is the host for our series on Evergreen Cemetery. She is standing by the James Foster House on the northwest corner of High Street (parallel with the side of the house on which Deb is standing) and Washington Street (parallel with the porch on the front of the Foster House). This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is a retired American History Teacher from Gettysburg High School. She has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide since 1975 and serves on the board of the Evergreen Cemetery Association. She is our host for our series on Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg’s civilian cemetery.

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See the previous parts to the Evergreen Cemetery tour here

In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny describes how the James Foster House was struck three times by artillery shells during the Battle of Gettysburg and how Catherine Mary White Foster survived the Battle of Gettysburg and the Johnstown Flood.

This map shows the location of where our Evergreen Cemetery videos were produced. Videos #1-#43 were shown in our previous Evergreen Cemetery posts. Video #44 was taken near the James Foster House at the intersection of High Street and Washington Street. Video #45 was taken in Evergreen Cemetery at the burial plot of the James Foster family. This map was created facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2011.

The back of the James Foster House was struck by an artilery shell on the afternoon of July 1, 1863. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011.

In Video #44 (Videos #1-#43 were shown in our previous Evergreen Cemetery posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is at the intersection of High Street and Washington Street. She explains the circumstances surrounding the James Foster House being struck three times by artillery shells during the Battle of Gettysburg. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011.

This stone is located high on the south wall of the James Foster House. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is standing in Evergreen Cemetery by the stone marking the James Foster burial plot. This side of the stone shows the birth and death dates of James Foster and his wife, Catherine Swope Foster. This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is standing in Evergreen Cemetery by the same stone marking the James Foster burial plot. This side of the stone shows the birth and death dates of Catherine Mary White Foster. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011.

In Video #45 Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is standing in Evergreen Cemetery at the burial plot for the James Foster family. She tells how Catherine Mary White Foster survied the Johnstown Flood on May 31, 1889. (Lieutenant Colonel William Dudley of the 19th Indiana) in his house. This view was taken facing east to west at approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011.

A closer view of the Foster stone showing some details about Catherine Mary White Foster. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011.

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