“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Women Tending to Wounded

Women Tending to Wounded Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, September 25, 2009
1. Women Tending to Wounded Marker
Inscription. On June 30, 1863, the quiet little town of Hanover suddenly exploded in gunfire and bloodshed. The Battle of Hanover, fought between Confederate Cavalry led by Major General J.E.B. Stuart and Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick's Union Cavalry, lasted most of the day. Local doctors rushed to treat fallen soldiers where they lay on narrow streets and sidewalks. After the fighting ended, citizens carted the wounded to makeshift hospitals, including one in a concert hall and the other in a small armory.

The federal government opened an army hospital in a private school building on Baltimore Road a few days later. One hundred and fifty wounded soldiers from the fights at Hanover and Gettysburg recuperated in Hanover. Thousands more passed through the community on their way home or to other infirmaries. Local women served as nurses and aides, and the army surgeon in charge, Dr. P. Gardner, reported, "Every desired comfort is furnished in great abundance, and every luxury, with which this county abounds in great profusion, is supplied by sympathetic people, and administered to the suffering wounded by devoted women. A heartier response to the calls of humanity never came from a more generous people than we have witnessed here."
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic
Women Tending to Wounded Marker is in the foregroud. image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, September 25, 2009
2. Women Tending to Wounded Marker is in the foregroud.
The Warehime-Myers Mansion is in the background and has no relationship to the marker information. The mansion was built in about 1911. Homes from the time of the civil war were removed to build the mansion.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 47.783′ N, 76° 58.75′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Baltimore Street (Route 94), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Baltimore Street, Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pleasant Hill Hotel Becomes Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); McAllister Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity United Church of Christ (approx. 0.3 miles away); Killed in Action at Hanover (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of Hanover (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hanover's Wounded (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major General George Armstrong Custer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
Also see . . .  Hanover Civil War Stop - Women Tending the Wounded. Editor Jim McClure of the York Daily Record newspaper shares his passion for local history. (Submitted on September 26, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.) 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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