Wartime Sketch of Emmitsburg
This is a
genuine engraving titled "Emmitsburg, Maryland, General
Meade's Army pursuing General Lee. Published in Frank
Leslie's "Illustrated History of the Civil War." This
was made from a wood engraving plate that was copied
onto paper. The engraving itself was made backwards and
when placed on paper the engraving was then engraved the
way we view it today.
notice the engraving we have scanned, shows that it was made
from six pieces. The sketch also shows Emmitsburg in a
"state of harmony" considering a fire had destroyed
three blocks of the town on June 15, 1863. The view is
taken from somewhere on the Gettysburg/Emmitsburg Road
near the intersection of North Seton Avenue and Route 15
looking West. Mount Saint Mary's College is on the left.
The Church in the center of the engraving may be the
Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church.
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