Copse of Trees
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Official 61st Pa Site
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While touring the Gettysburg Battlefield, you will see row upon row of cannon. Not all of them are on the battlefield though. You can actually find one right in town in a very unusual spot. At 126 Baltimore Street sits the breech of a cannon named "Penelope" which is cemented into the pavement. On a plaque nearby it states: This is the 1863 site of the COMPILER Newspaper Office, Gettysburg's weekly voice of the Democratic party and home of its outspoken publisher Henry Stahle. "Penelope" the cannon would be fired to celebrate Democratic election victories. In 1855, her barrel ruptured when she was overcharged with powder. After that incident, old "Penelope" was retired to her permanent spot in the sidewalk. She still remains there today. Be careful, or you could trip over her while walking by !
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