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Cashtown Inn

Posted by on November 2, 2016
The Cashtown Inn was built in 1797 and got it's name from the owner's requirement for cash to use his road. It was heavily occupied by Confederate forces during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. The Confederates' retreat started at the Inn and consisted of a 17-mile wagon train . The Inn is now a B&B. A personal note--take the two-hour horseback ride through the battlefield and return to the Cashtown for some drinks at the very same bar where Sam Elliot and Martin Sheen hoisted a few after a days' filming of the movie Gettysburg. (See last photo below) The front of the Inn was the site of General Lee and his troops hearing the heavy sounds of the battle's first day--July 1, 1863. The first photo is a painting by Mort Kunstler capturing that moment. The next photo is dated 1909.  

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