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Civil War Tails at the Homestead

Civil War Tails at the Homestead paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 06/11/2019
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What do Gettysburg, Fort Sumter, ironclads, and cats have in common?? The Civil War Tails at the Homestead Diorama Museum in Gettysburg!

785 Baltimore St
Gettysburg , PA 17325
Phone: (717) 420-5273
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 39.822240
Lon: -77.230540

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 2
Stories: 1
Claims: 0
Evidence: 0
Resources: 5
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Vistor Rating: 1.0
Votes: 1

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We are privileged to occupy one of the buildings used as an orphanage for Civil War soldiers' children after the war. This is the story of the National Soldiers' Orphans' Homestead.

In 1862, Amos Humiston enlisted in the 154th New York Regiment. A quiet, kind man, he left his family only after their town assured him that his wife and three children would be well looked-after while he was away. By July of 1863, Amos was a sergeant and well-known in his company as a noble, generous, cheerful man who was always quick to do his duty. But above all, he was devoted to his family and always thought of them.

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Civil War Tails at the Homestead Diorama Museum, LLC | Gettysburg PA Things to Do
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Unique museum featuring historically accurate dioramas with thousands of handmade miniature soldiers who are actually cats in uniform.
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There’s a museum for everything. Even Civil War battles — depicted by cats. - The Washington Post
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What’s behind this zeal for all types of galleries? We’re a nation that excels at saving stuff.
Civil War Tails
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Feline Dioramas and Civil War History at Civil War Tails in Gettysburg - UncoveringPA
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