Gettysburg 30th Anniversary Merchandise is now available online - check it out here.
The following titles written and published by the Adams County Historical Society are now available on Amazon. A significant portion the proceeds go to ACHS, so please place your order today!
This booklet, Personal Experiences of a Young Girl during the Battle of Gettysburg, is the reminiscences of Nellie E. (Aughinbaugh) Leeds as related by her daughter, Louie Dale Leeds. This small booklet was printed privately in Washington, D.C., sometime after Nellie’s death in 1926. This annotated account covers the experiences of Nellie Aughinbaugh in July, 1863--just one of many citizens caught up in the fighting in and around Gettysburg. This is number one in the Adams County Historical Society's Civilian Accounts Series.
Memories of the Battle of Gettysburg contains the reminiscences of Mary (Warren) Fastnacht. An an eyewitness to America’s costliest battle, Warren first recorded her memories in 1928 for the benefit of her descendants. This is number two in the Adams County Historical Society's Civilian Accounts Series.
At the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, Emanuel Ziegler was employed by the Lutheran Theological Seminary as dormitory steward; his wife, Mary, served as dormitory matron. Along with five of their children, they occupied quarters on the first floor of the dormitory. The reminiscences in the following pages were written years later by two of their children—Lydia Catharine Ziegler, age 12 at the time of the battle, and her brother Hugh McClain Ziegler, age 10. While details may have become blurred by the years, what remains clear as crystal is the shock of this harrowing experience. This is number three in the Adams County Historical Society's Civilian Accounts Series.
This year’s Adams County History journal features articles related to the First World War in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the conflict. The main article is by ACHS member Valerie J. Young. It is an insightful and very personal journal of her research into the life of her grandfather and his experiences in the war. Also included is the account of “Thirty Two Days in the Argonne Offense” by Grover Cleveland Maus of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, as printed in Adams County in the World War. Together they provide some local insight into the events that occurred on the world stage 100 years ago.