First Shot Monument - Battle of Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 39° 51.057 W 077° 16.847
18S E 304881 N 4413703
Quick Description: A monument marking the location of the first shot fired during the battle.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2015 4:00:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQHC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
First shot at Gettysburg
July 1st, 1863
7:30 am
Fired by Cap Jones with Serg Shafers Carbine
Co 8th Ills Cavalry

Erected 1886
by Cap Jones , Lisa Riddler, & Sert Shafer
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According to lore, the Union soldier to fire the first shot of the battle was Lt. Marcellus Jones.[22] In 1886 Lt. Jones returned to Gettysburg to mark the spot where he fired the first shot with a monument.
Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Other or General Civil War

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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