Edward McPherson Farm:
Historical Study

Kathleen R. Georg
Research Historian
Planning & Resource Preservation
Gettysburg National Military Park

October 14, 1977

Table of Contents

Chapter I: Early History of the Farm, 1790s-1846 1
Chapter II: The McPhersons Acquire the Farm 11
Chapter III: The Slentzes as Tenants 18
Chapter IV: War Comes to Gettysburg 21
Chapter V: The Farm and the Battle of Gettysburg 25
Chapter VI: The Farm and the Aftermath of Battle 68
Chapter VII: Remaining Years of Private Ownership 81
Chapter VIII: The Federal Government and the Farm 85
Appendices A-D 95-121
Appendices E-H 121-192
Bibliography 193
Index 200