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The Farnsworth House Inn is one of the town of Gettysburg’s iconic historic structures. Its age is unclear, but it was already decades old when the property was transferred from the McFarlane family to the Bank of Gettysburg in the early 1850s. It changed hands a few more times before becoming a bed and breakfast. Interestingly, the left side of the structure (if standing at Baltimore Street) is pockmarked with bullet holes, a chilling testament to its use as a sharpshooter’s den during the battle.
PVT. SOLOMON ROTEN
Co. A, 26TH North Carolina Infantry
Born abt. 1829 --- Died July 03, 1863
Pvt. Roten enlisted in October 1862. He left behind a wife Elizabeth and three young children, Martha (age 3), Sarah (age 2), and Henry (born 1862). Little is known of his life or military career.
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