Historic Civil War house built by Union general lists in PA

Judith Zeng

A home with ties to the Civil War has hit the real estate market in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for $825,000.

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Exterior Screen grab from Zillow

The six-bedroom, five-bathroom residence was built in 1837 by Herman Haupt, a renowned civil engineer who served as a Union general in the Civil War, but didn’t fight at the Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg Times reported.

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The house is located on a 1.67-acre lot on the edge of Gettysburg National Battlefield and is “a beautiful blend of historic elegance and modern upgrades,” the listing on Zillow.com says.

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The house was slightly renovated a couple years ago by owners Andy and Charity Heaton, who sold the place in 2021, according to the 5,189-square-foot home’s property details on Zillow.

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Family room Screen grab from Zillow

“We didn’t have time to do extensive renovations,” Andy told Gettysburg Times. “We were looking for something old, but that had been restored.”

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Kitchen Screen grab from Zillow

Features inside the Victorian include:

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  • Wide plank flooring

  • Custom murals

  • Four gas fireplaces

  • Gourmet eat-in kitchen

  • Stained glass windows

  • Library

  • Double parlor

  • Double balconies

  • Wraparound porch

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Interior Screen grab from Zillow

“One of only nine structures in Gettysburg with Civil War cannonballs embedded in its walls!” the listing says.

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Interior Screen grab from Zillow

“Best of both worlds — enjoy the National Park just outside your door, perfect for evening walks and bike rides…but also within Historic Gettysburg Borough — walk to shops, restaurants, grocery, Gettysburg Rec Park, library, and all of downtown.”

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Gen. Haupt was in charge of railroad construction and served as the U.S. Railroad Superintendent during the Civil War, according to Mr. Lincoln’s White House.

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This story was originally published May 23, 2022 3:49 PM.

TJ Macías is a Real-Time national sports reporter for McClatchy based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Formerly, TJ covered the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers beat for numerous media outlets including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated). Twitter: @TayloredSiren

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