Gettysburg Series: Sachs Bridge & Marsh Creek


Continuing with our Gettysburg Series, the above photo is of a very famous historical location.  Built around 1854, and approximately 100 feet long, this covered bridge is located just outside of Gettysburg.  “Sachs Bridge” has some unique stories to tell.  On July 1, 1863, the bridge was crossed by troops from the Union Army.  The soldiers were headed towards Gettysburg on the first day of what was to become one of the bloodiest and most significant battles in American history.  The Battle of Gettysburg took place from July 1-3, 1863, resulting in 52,000 casualties.  Four days later, most of General Robert E. Lee’s primary Confederate fighting force, known as the, “Army of Northern Virginia”, retreated over Sachs Bridge after the Union Army declared victory at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Here is a partial view of Sachs Bridge from the, ‘outside’:



A lot has been written about this particular bridge.  It has a very interesting energy to it.  If you are so inclined to read more about it, you will no doubt find that there appears to be an unusually high amount of, ‘paranormal activity’ on and around the bridge.

There is a body of water that meanders underneath the bridge; it’s called, “Marsh Creek”.  Let’s have a look at it, shall we?

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After the defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg, I am sure the soldiers of the Army of Northern Virginia did not have the wherewithal for pause to enjoy the serenity of Marsh Creek and its surroundings.

As with so many areas in and around Gettysburg, Sachs Bridge resonates with a pulse of historical significance that defies description.  Truly, one can read factual information recorded about the tumultuous circumstances of the American Civil War.  Nonetheless, there appears to be an overwhelming feeling of ‘silent noise’, if that makes any sense.  It’s almost as if the clock has moved forward, yet those who were involved in the Battle of Gettysburg left something behind.  It seems that it (whatever, “it” is) would remain here long after the last soldier had taken his final march across this hallowed ground.


  18 comments for “Gettysburg Series: Sachs Bridge & Marsh Creek

  1. Mandy- Wild Red
    April 23, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Great post!!

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  2. April 23, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Dang, the sheer size of that bridge housing alone! :O

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  3. April 23, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Hey, Cher! You’re becoming quite the historian here. 🙂 Love this info about the Sachs Bridge and Marsh Creek. Very historic, indeed. BTW, I didn’t know that there was a covered bridge in Gettysburg. I believed all the covered bridges in the US were in New England; in particular, in Vermont. Anyway, they are so picturesque, aren’t they? And so full of history. Love them. Your photos are great. Thanks for this post.

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    • April 24, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Hi dear Carol! *LOL* Well I think there are covered bridges in other locations around the US, but they sure aren’t as plentiful as they once were. Sachs Bridge in particular is special for its historical significance, but I love the way it looks, too! Thank you, Carol!!! Cher xo

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  4. April 24, 2015 at 6:27 am

    I love covered bridges! When I was young I wanted to live in one – yes, clearly the practicality was lost on me at that age, but I’ve never stopped loving them.
    Thank you, Cher, hope this day is good to you. 🙂
    Big hugs, Donna xo

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    • April 24, 2015 at 7:23 am

      Ah, bless! Did you? That is so cool, Donna! They are unique and this one in particular has such an interesting feeling to it. And to you as well my dear! Thank you, Donna! Big hugs, Cher xo

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  5. April 24, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Interesting post and lovely covered bridge. 🙂

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    • April 24, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Well thank you so much! It is a lovely bridge, isn’t it? I literally feel as if we go back in time when standing on a covered bridge. Cher xo

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  6. April 24, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Really enjoyed your post on the bridge!

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    • April 24, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you so much, Mary! Cher xo


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