Please join us on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 for “The Bushwhacker” presented by Timothy Smith. The program will be held in the auditorium in Valentine Hall of the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
On June 23, 1863, a detachment of the 14th Virginia Cavalry was galloping along the Chambersburg Pike west of Cashtown in pursuit of Northern militiamen. As the riders passed through a narrow defile at the base of Gallagher's Knob, a shot rang out from the woods nearby. A gray-clad soldier slumped in his saddle, mortally wounded, being the first Confederate soldier to die in Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg Campaign. The man who pulled the trigger was Henry Hahn, a local resident, who, under the influence of alcohol, had boasted that he would shot the first Rebel he saw. Although he is said to have regretted his rash act for the rest of his life, history would forever remember him as “the Bushwhacker.”
This program is free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship from ACNB Bank.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Society buy items for the collection?
No. The Adams County Historical Society does not allocate funds to purchase items for the collection.