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Bowl of a Soldier's pipe, dug Gettysburg Hospital site


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This is another nice piece being offered, it is the bowl of a Civil War soldier’s clay pipe. This is one of the three recovered. It measures approximately 2” x 1”. This piece and two others were recovered in Gettysburg near the barn on the Daniel Lady Farm on Hanover Road, just east of town (see pictures). Similar pipes were on display at the old Gettysburg Museum (see pictures).

On July 1st, the farm was occupied by Confederate troops during the first day’s battle. Confederate General Richard Ewell used the home as his headquarters and with generals Early and Johnson, planned a bombardment of the Union lines. The Army of Northern Virginia used the stone farmhouse and barn located on the property as a field hospital, although wounded soldiers from both sides of the fighting were treated there. This pipe probably belonged to one of the wounded.

The farm was bombarded with shells that were fired from Union artillery on Culp's Hill, Power's Hill, and Cemetery Hill. I have been in the house and barn and would highly recommend a visit when in Gettysburg. It is also the home of The Battlefield Preservation Association, which I am a member.

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