- Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg seminary Country United States State Pennsylvania County Adams District Gettysburg Historic Part of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America &
Washington Theological Consortium (member)
Landform Seminary Ridge (namesake) Borough Gettysburg Location [specify] - elevation 568.1 ft (173.2 m)  - coordinates  Campus 52 acres (21 ha) Population 268 (Postgraduate students)
18 (Academic staff)
Founded 1826 Website: LTSG.edu - Gettysburg Seminary
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 Gettysburg Academy building.
The seminary was the site of Battle of Gettysburg, First Day, combat and had buildings burned during the battle. 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 headquarters was north of the seminary). Seminary buildings became field hospitals (the last patient of the seminary's Old Dorm left on September 16, 1863), and by 1896, the seminary had 2 academic buildings, 4 professor dwellings, a hospital, and about 38 acres (15 ha).
The Gettysburg Park Commission telfordized the seminary's north-south avenue in 1895 (resurfaced in 1927) and had placed 2 Confederate 3" rifles, 2 other Confederate guns, and 2 Union 12 pounders along it by 1912. The "Seminary Hotel" hosted dignitaries for the 50th battle anniversary:49 (an Old Dorm colonial portico to commemorate the reunion was opened in May 1914, but only the concrete base remains.)
During the World War II labor shortage, the seminary assisted with the 1942 apple harvest (German POWs were subsequently used), and a seminary auxiliary was organized in 1953. In 1961, the Adams County Historical Society moved to the seminary's 1832 Old Dorm (added to the NRHP in 1974), and the 2011 "Crossroads Campaign" planned $1.8 million of fundraising for chapel renovations.
- ^ "Member Institutions of the Washington Theological Consortium". Washington Theological Consortium. http://www.washtheocon.org/members.html. Retrieved tbd.
- ^ "X_Value=-77.2445&Y_Value=39.8316". USGS Elevation Web Service Query. United States Geological Survey. http://gisdata.usgs.gov/xmlwebservices2/elevation_service.asmx/getElevation?X_Value=-77.2445&Y_Value=39.8316&Elevation_Units=FEET&Source_Layer=-1&Elevation_Only=FALSE. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
- ^ Wentz, Abdel Ross (1926). History of the Gettysburg Theological Seminary…1826—1926. The United Lutheran Publication House.
- ^ Joswick, Dave (editor) (February/March 2008). "Buford's View: July 1, 1863 (advertisement)". The Gettysburg Companion. Times and News Publishing Company. p. 16.
- ^ a b "The Gettysburg Seminary…History and Needs" (Google News Archive). Gettysburg Compiler. August 18, 1896. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mOIyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1QAGAAAAIBAJ&pg=1592,898517&dq=gettysburg+seminary&hl=en. Retrieved 2011-08-11. "Gettysburg and the people of Adams county, including many from Hanover [in York Co.], offered $7,000 in cash, and the trustees of the old [Gettysburg] academy the use of that building."
- ^ "Gettysburg Theological Seminary" (Google News Archives). The Adams Sentinel. April 23, 1928. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6YwlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1PIFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3310,7609437&dq=gettysburg+seminary&hl=en. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- ^ [Treasurer] (September 6, 1926). "Theological Seminary" (Google News Archive). The Republican Compiler. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SpMlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tvIFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4776,468286&dq=gettysburg+seminary&hl=en. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- ^ "Gettysburg Seminary to Observe its Centenary" (Google News Archive). The Daily Times (Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania). September 18, 1926. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=S6YiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=P68FAAAAIBAJ&pg=2923,1765292&dq=gettysburg-seminary+chapel&hl=en. Retrieved 2011-08-11. "the cupola of the seminary building was used as a lookout point by General Buford and General Reynolds"
- ^ Swain, Craig (October 2, 2008). "First Home of Seminary and College" (HMdb.org webpage, marker 12004). http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=12004. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
- ^ a b "Headquarters: Brief History of Schmucker Hall". Adams County Historical Society. Achs-pa.org. http://www.achs-pa.org/headquarters/. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
- ^ Gettysburg National Park Commission.[Full citation needed]
- ^ Beitler, Lewis Eugene (editor and compiler) (December 31, 1913) (Google Books). Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg: Report of the Pennsylvania Commission (Report). Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Wm. Stanley Bay (state printer). http://books.google.com/books?id=swkTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA49. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
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- Angle (Copse of trees, High-water mark)
- Barlow Knoll
- Biesecker Woods
- Big Round Top
- Cavalry fields
- Cemetery Hill
- Cemetery Ridge
- Culp's Hill
- Devil's Den
- Evergreen Cemetery
- Little Round Top
- McAllister's Hill
- McMillan Woods
- McPherson's Ridge
- Oak Ridge
- Pardee Field
- Peach Orchard
- Pitzer Woods
- Plum Run
- Railway cut
- Seminary Ridge
- Slaughter Pen
- Spangler Spring
- Spangler Woods
- Stevens Creek
- Triangular Field
- Valley of Death
- Warfield Ridge
- Weikert Hill
- Zeigler's Grove
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