Nov 20, 2009

Wrightsville "Farthest East" Monument Dedicated on July 4, 1900

(Cannonball) This impressive old Civil War memorial has stood for more than a century at the intersection of Hellam Street (once the famed Lincoln Highway) and Fourth Street in downtown Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. It commemorates the town as the point farthest east reached by the Confederate army during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Union militia burned the mile-and-a-quarter long wooden covered bridge over the Susquehanna River to prevent the Rebels from marching into Lancaster County. [Conveniently enough, as the "Rebels" were out to burn it anyway.] Continued

Photo: Nightening