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Chestnut Hill Cemetery (6)

We just took a brief drive around Chestnut Hill Cemetery. According the “Civil War on the West Shore” self-guided tour available from the Cumberland County Visitors Bureau, during the Gettysburg campaign, this Chestnut Hill Cemetery was mistaken for an entrenched Union position and caused the Confederates to change the direction of their advance. I never thought there were soldiers camped up there, but I can honestly say that after having driven/ridden by the eastern side of the cemetery probably well over 100 timers in my life, I also never realized there was a graveyard there. You can’t see any of what is up on the plateau from below.

Chestnut Hill Cemetery (7)

Other than the cemetery sign and driveway, the only item really visible from the road to the north is this one vault built into the hillside.


These photos were taken from the road that clings tightly to the side of the hill to provide access to the cemetery.

Chestnut Hill Cemetery (2)

Chestnut Hill Cemetery (4)

And here is the drop-off down to the main roadway, as photographed from the passenger side of the car.

Chestnut Hill Cemetery (3)

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