Cashtown Inn archive


During June 1863, Confederate armies marched through Cashtown, PA, a town eight miles outside of Gettysburg. Though they were unwelcome guests at the Cashtown Inn (then called the Cashtown Hotel), a number of Confederate generals briefly stayed at the establishment, using it as a base for going over their next plans of attack against the Union. The most notable Confederate generals to stay at the inn included A.P. Hill (left), Henry Heth (center) and John Imboden (right). Hill arrived at Cashtown Inn on June 29, 1863 to rest for a couple of days in order to recover from a chronic ailment he was suffering. All three generals and their troops would eventually march out of the town of Cashtown, on their way to the history-making battle at Gettysburg.