Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-27-2016

Department

Civil War Era Studies

Abstract

The grand national holiday was a quiet one in Adams County in 1866. Gettysburg was a ghost town. No fireworks. No parades. No mass celebrations. In the woods around the county, small knots of citizens gathered for picnics. Escaping the hot, dusty streets of the towns was obviously a boon for anyone who, as the Adams Sentinel put it, “embraced the opportunity of rusticating for the day.” [excerpt]

Comments

This article appeared in the Gettysburg Times as part of the Adams County Historical Society's "Historically Speaking" column, June 27, 2016.

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