Looking for a one-of-a-kind, super-cool historic property with ties to legendary American history? This property, sometimes called “The Christian Byers Farm & Civil War Hospital,” is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania– the site of the famous “turning point” battle of the U.S. Civil War. And as you can tell from the name, the farm actually played a role in the historic battle. (And if you’re into the supernatural . . . well, talk about a reason to look for ghosts!)
Apparently used as a field hospital for at least 100 men at one time,the house is recognized as an important Confederate station during the battle. The website civilwaralbum.com explains some history of the farm:
“…the deed being recorded September 27, 1769, one-half penny per acre was the price paid for the land. The Rebels had possession for the three days during the battle and used the house and barn for hospital purposes for about five weeks. The hospital had 100 patients for three weeks, fifty men for two weeks, and then all were removed. Although the barn has long since disappeared, the house and one old outbuilding remain.”
The map below shows the proximity of this property & former field hospital to the Gettysburg battlefield & the town:
The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and offers just short of 2,000 sqft of living space. But perhaps the best part? The house sits on no less than 44 acres of land!
The property apparently includes a pond and a stream, as well as 16×24 workshop/outbuilding.
The inside of the log cabin portion of the property (I assume that is the circa 1779 part) is now an large open space with exposed beams:
And from the looks of this picture (below), a fair amount of seclusion & quiet on your 44 acres: