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There is no shortage of ghost stories emanating from within the stone walls. It is this combination of history and the supernatural that Jeremy and Danielle Davis found impossible to resist. The couple recently purchased the inn and held a Grand Reopening this past Saturday at the Old Route 30 location eight miles west of Gettysburg.
Cashtown is in Adams County, the heart of Pennsylvania apple country. My wife, Carol, and I are novices to hard cider, and we traveled there during the height of the apple harvest to expand our palates. On our first night we stayed at Cashtown Inn, noted for its resident spirits.
In front of the Cashtown Inn, stand by the road where generals Lee and Hill conferred on July 1 as they listened to the battle growing near Gettysburg. The inn offers meals and lodging, with four rooms and three suites, and boasts of ghosts.
During the Gettysburg Campaign, the inn became the headquarters for many Confederate officers and staff, including Generals A. P. Hill, John D. Imboden, and Henry Heth. The basement also served as a field hospital during the battle, and it is said that so many amputations were performed, that the limbs piled up outside blocked any sunlight from coming in the cellar window.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is known by many to be a hot spot for ghostly activity. Its part in the American Civil War by way of the Battle of Gettysburg is widely accepted as the most brutal and bloodiest of any infighting to ever take place on American soil. Hauntings at Cashtown Inn have their own story.
Cashtown is small in size but rich in Civil War history. The Confederate troops under the command of General A.P. Hill marched through the town in 1863 on their way to Gettysburg. The historic Cashtown Inn (circa 1797) is said to have had more Confederates pass through its doors than any other inn north of Richmond. The inn still stands, offering rooms and fine dining for those passing through town today.