Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Statue of the Pregnant Gravedigger

Elizabeth Thorn buried as many as 100 soldiers who died at Gettysburg. The bronze 2002 statue depicts her leaning on her spade and holding her pregnant belly as she wipes her brow.

Evergreen Cemetery

Address:
Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA
Directions:
Evergreen Cemetery. Just south of town, on the southbound side of Baltimore St., just inside and to the left of the archway entrance to the cemetery.
Phone:
717-334-4121
Admission:
Free
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Pregnant Gravedigger.

Statue of the Pregnant Gravedigger

The pregnant gravedigger is visible if you enter via the cemetery.

[Lady Amanda, 04/27/2016]

In 1865, after the battle of Gettysburg, civilian Elizabeth Thorn was reported to have buried as many as 100 soldiers. She was in her third trimester, 7 or 8 months pregnant, at the time.

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Civil War Tails: Miniature CatfightCivil War Tails: Miniature Catfight, Gettysburg, PA - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
Haines Shoe House, Hallam, PA - 34 mi.

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