The 69th March from Taneytown, Md to Gettysburg
1863 - 2017
In late June 1863 the 69th Pa with the 2nd Corps rushed North
pursuing Lee's army. On the night of June 30th the lads made camp
in Uniontown, Md. The next morning they marched to Taneytown,
Md to await orders. There they rested at the Swope farm until
about noon. Orders from General Hancock then came to march to
Gettysburg. The 69th then made the 14 mile march to a farm along
Taneytown Road where they slept and would be placed into battle line.
This year to commemorate the 154th anniversary of the
Taneytown to Gettysburg march of the 69th Pa, 19 young lads
reproduced the march of 14 miles ending at the 69th monument.
Lined up at Gettysburg before the march
The grave of G.W. Sandoe
Start of the March
Rest Stop at Mt Joy Church
Mount Joy Church Graveyard
Our amazing auto team
More than half way there
Marchers assembled at the Meade Headquarter Barn
Taking position at the stone wall
1863 OR 2017 ?
At the 69th monument; the stone wall and the "copse of trees"