Oct 22



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is standing near the grave of Salome “Sallie” Myers Stewart in Evergreen Cemetery. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 6, 2009.

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.

In the first Evergreen Cemetery post, Deb showed us the headstones damaged during the battle.

In our second post she introduced us to the cemetery, and showed us the statue of Elizabeth Thorn and the plot where some soldiers killed during the battle are buried.

In our third post she shows us the grave of Virginia “Ginnie/Jennie/Jenny” Wade, Jack Skelly, James Gettys, and the Thorn boys.

In our fourth post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny showed us the graves of the family of Solomon Powers.

In our fifth post, Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny showed us the graves of the family of Mary Thompson, at whose house Robert E. Lee had his headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg.

In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny shares with us stories of Gettysburg diarist Salome “Sallie” Myers Stewart.



This map shows the location of where our Evergreen Cemetery videos were produced. Videos #1- #14 were shown in our previous Evergreen Cemetery posts and are shown on other maps. Videos #15- #17 were taken at the family plot of Solomon Powers. Videos #18- #20 were taken at the Mary Thompson family plot. Video #21 was taken at the unmakred grave of Jane Thompson and her daughter, Jane Meade Thompson. Videos #22- #24 were taken at the grave of Salome “Sallie” Myers Stewart. This map was created facing north at approximately 5:45 PM on Friday, September 11, 2009.

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In Video #22 (Videos #1-#21 were shown in our previous Evergreen Cemetery posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is in Evergreen Cemetery at the grave of Salome “Sallie” Myers Stewart. She describes Sallie’s experiences as a nurse during the Battle of Gettysburg. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, September 6, 2009.



Sallie Myers’ stone is becoming worn… This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 6, 2009.



…and even with a closer view it is difficult to make out all the words. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 6, 2009.

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In Video #23 Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is in Evergreen Cemetery at the grave of Salome “Sallie” Myers Stewart. She shares why Sallie Myers did not attend the ceremonies for the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, September 6, 2009.



Sallie Myers Stewart is buried next to her son, Dr. Henry Stewart, a physician who was important in establishing the Adams County Historical Society. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, September 6, 2009.

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In Video #24 Deb Novotny is in Evergreen Cemetery at the grave of Salome “Sallie” Myers Stewart. She shares that a Confederate widow was jealous of Sallie, and thought Sallie was having an affair with the widow’s husband. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, September 6, 2009.

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