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Photo 69-VAD-34

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I took the tennis courts out and planted grass

They took the tennis courts out and planted grass

2180 Old Rte 30 (Corner of Bingaman and Old Route 30)
Across the street is the Old Willow Springs, famous for being the place where the nearby "Cashtown Incident" happened days prior to the fighting in Gettysburg, 1863.

Cashtown is just a mile east of this location. It is near the site of the first blood shed in Adams County prior to the actual start of the Battle of Gettysburg. On June 26, 1863 at 10:00 a.m., four local residents, Henry Hahn, Henry Shultz, David Powell and Uriah Powell, were upset about the advance of General Early’s Confederate Troops under the command of Colonel Elijah White, moving through Cashtown. The four men decided to ambush the advancing column of approaching soldiers. The actual site of the ambush is believed to be near an old Limekiln surrounded by a dense area of rocks and laurel, just west of Cashtown near what is now Old Route 30. As the troops passed a certain point in the road, Hahn, the only man armed, fired a heavy load of buckshot at the column of Confederates. One of the Confederate soldiers reeled and fell from his mount. The soldier died later that evening. Hahn and the other men fled into the area known as β€œGallagher’s Knob”, near the foot of Green Ridge where they remained for ten days.

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