Henry Spangler Farm

While owned by Henry Spangler, he and his wife rented the farm out and lived in the house his father built.  The barn was destroyed by fire during the battle.  Shortly after the battle, the current barn was built on the same foundation as the original.  The house is the original.  Kemper’s Brigade of Pickett’s Division organized near the farm and advanced through the fields on the way to Cemetery Ridge as part of the third day attack.  the low ground provided cover for the brigade, expect for the new artillery pieces on Little Round Top, until they reached the Emmittsburg Road.  After the battle over 70 union troops were buried on the farm.

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