Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-23-2016

Department

Civil War Era Studies

Abstract

Cumberland Township, wrapping around three sides of the Borough of Gettysburg, sprawls across the center of Adams County. Unlike its bustling neighbor, Cumberland Township lived a slower, rural life. But on Election Day the residents of the surrounding hills and swales poured into the borough to cast their ballots. While men from Gettysburg swarmed the Courthouse steps to make sure their voices were heard, Cumberland Township's voters trekked to the south end of town, to the tavern once owned by Conrad Snyder (now known as the Dobbin House).

The election in 1870 was a peculiar one... [excerpt]

Comments

This article appeared in the Gettysburg Times on May 23, 2016 as part of the Adams County Historical Society's monthly local history column, Historically Speaking.

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