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McPherson Ridge Railway Cut

McPherson Ridge Railway Cut paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 08/03/2017
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The railway cut of the Gettysburg Battlefield was the place of an 1863 military engagement during the first Day of the Battle of Gettysburg, near the Edward McPherson farmhouse.

Reynolds Ave N
Gettysburg , PA 17325
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 39.837749
Lon: -77.248301

Database Summary:

Demographic Rank: 5
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 5
Evidence: 0
Resources: 2
Retrievals: 9988
Vistor Rating: 1.0
Votes: 1

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The railway cut of the Gettysburg Battlefield was the place of an 1863 military engagement during the first Day of the Battle of Gettysburg, near the Edward McPherson farmhouse. It was an excavation in which railroad tracks had not yet been placed, but which provided a deep entrenchment. During the day, units from the Union Army of the Potomac deployed near the railway cut to contest the attacks of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. The Confederates were held off during the morning and early afternoon but were able to drive off the Union army due to superior numbers.

Added by: sdonley on 08/11/2019 DB#:542


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Added by: sdonley on 08/11/2019 DB#:1537
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3197 08/11/2019 sdonley Many have experienced cold spots.
3198 08/11/2019 sdonley Apparitions of soldiers.
3199 08/11/2019 sdonley Sounds of gunfire and cannons.
3200 08/11/2019 sdonley Disembodied cries and yelling.
3201 08/11/2019 sdonley Eerie feeling of being watched.

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Wikipedia Entry
Added: 01/17/2018 By: sdonley
Wikipedia entry for this location.
Gettysburg Photo Toor
Added: 01/17/2018 By: sdonley
Pages in book about this location. Documents GPS coordinates as well.

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