Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery

Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is a retired American History Teacher from Gettysburg High School. She is an expert on Evergreen Cemetery and the civilians buried there. She has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide since 1975.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 1
There are five battle damaged headstones in Evergreen Cemetery. Deb showed us three of the damaged headstones, and two others that were dismantled during the battle.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 2
In today’s post she introduces us to the cemetery, and shows us the statue of Elizabeth Thorn and the plot where some soldiers killed during the battle are buried.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 3
In today’s post she shows us the grave of Virginia “Ginnie/Jennie/Jenny” Wade, Jack Skelly, James Gettys, and the Thorn boys.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 4
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny shows us the graves of the family of Solomon Powers.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 5
In today’s post, Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny shows us the graves of the family of Mary Thompson, at whose house Robert E. Lee had his headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 6
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny shares with us stories of Gettysburg diarist Salome “Sallie” Myers Stewart.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 7
In today’s post, Deb Novotny tells the the background of Annie M. Warner and the Gettysburg Hospital, and what happened to Elizabeth Thorn’s baby, Rosa Meade Thorn.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 8
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny shows us the graves of Oscar Shaw, the Shultz sisters, and Samuel Simon Schmucker.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 9
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny shows us the graves of Carrie Sheads, James Culp, and William Culp.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 10
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny shows us the graves of David Myers, David Wills, and Catharine Wills.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 11
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny shows us the graves of David Kendlehart and Marianne Moore.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 12
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny discusses Gettysburg resident John McClellan, where Race Horse Alley is, and how it received its name.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 13
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny discusses the arrest of Gettysburg resident Henry J. Stahle, and the history of the cannon Penelope.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 14
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.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 15
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny describes who Michael Jacobs was and shows some locations in the attic of the house where the Jacobs watched some events during the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 16
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny describes some actions by Mary Jacobs on July 4, 1863, presents Pennsylvania Hall where Michael Jacobs helped Union soldiers into the cupola, and shows us Jacobs’ grave in Evergreen Cemetery.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 17
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny describes some highlights of the life of Samuel Weaver, one of Gettysburg’s first photographers, and the person who supervised the reburial of soldiers who died during or soon after the Gettysburg Campaign.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 18
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny describes some highlights of the life of David McConaughy, one of Gettysburg’s prominent lawyers, and the person who was important in establishing Evergreen Cemetery and the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association.
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Evergreen Cemetery Part 19
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny describes the deaths of some members of Cooper’s Battery B, Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Two of the members of Cooper’s Battery who died during the battle are buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
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