Ghost Hunters season premiere: Gettysburg's Jennie Wade House and Haunted Orphanage. By Jeffrey B. Roth
|Jennie Wade House|
Article by journalist Jeffrey B. Roth, writer for Reuters, CBS, Philadelphia Examiner and others. Article and photographs are used with permission.
By Jeffrey B. Roth
“They've never been here before,” Pope said. “The production crew were there for about a week. Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango were there for two days. They investigated the Cashtown Inn a couple of years ago.”
In 1866, the National Homestead at Gettysburg, was opened as an orphanage and a home for widows. Located on Baltimore Street, adjacent to Cemetery Hill. It was founded to honor Amos Humiston, a Union sergeant with New York 154th Regiment, known as the “Hardtack” regiment, who was killed on the first day of the battle, July 1, 1863. About a week later, near York and Stratton streets, Humiston's body was discovered. Grasped in his hand was an ambrotype, an early type of photograph, depicting his three children – Frank, 8; Alice, 6; and Freddie, 4.
|statue of Jennie Wade|
|Jennie Wade House. Pictures taken on January 19, 2014 by Jeffrey B. Roth|