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Wikipedia Description: Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
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The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg is a postgraduate education institution and an American Civil War site of 1863 Battle of Gettysburg military engagements, including the "last stand of the Union 1st Corps on Seminary Ridge." The school is the 2nd oldest U.S. Lutheran seminary (cf. 1797 Hartwick Lutheran seminary & 1791 St Mary's catholic seminary) and includes Gettysburg Battlefield monuments and cannon, a Martin Luther memorial, and a memorial garden (battle interments were moved to the Gettysburg National and southern cemeteries).
By 1819,[when?] a Pennsylvania Ministerium committee (Rev. John George Schmucker, D.D., Conrad Jaeger and H. A. Muhlenberg) began planning a Protestant seminary. After the board of directors first met on March 2, 1826; a selection group of 9 rejected proposals from Carlisle, Pennsylvania (at Dickinson College) and Hagerstown, Maryland; and the "Gettysburg Theological Seminary" was established on August 1, 1826. Samuel Simon Schmucker was elected the first professor and the seminary opened with 11 students on September 5, 1826, at the 1810 Gettysburg Academy building. In 1832 the seminary moved to its first building on the ridge west of the borough between the Chambersburg Pike and Nichol's Gap Road, north of the site used for Herman Haupt's residence and his 1837
Battle of Gettysburg
With 2 professor residences during the American Civil War ("C.P.Krauth" & "S.S.Schmucker"), the seminary was the site of Battle of Gettysburg, First Day, combat and had buildings burned[not in citation given] during the battle. The Schmucker Hall cupola was used as an observatory on June 30, and"the Schmucker house" residence was later ransacked by Confederates. On July 1 from ~4 p.m. until dark, the Third Richmond Howitzers (with "four 3 inch rifles") fired from the seminary onto Cemetery Hill and received counterfire (Robert E. Lee's ...More...
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