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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Major André

 
 
Major André Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 2, 2010
1. Major André Marker
Inscription. For a short time in 1776, Major André and Lt. Despard, British prisoners of war, were detained in a tavern that stood on this site. Some years later, after an exchange and recapture, André was executed as a spy.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 11.951′ N, 77° 11.364′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on S. Hanover Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Between South and Pomfret Sts. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andre & Despard House (here, next to this marker); The Salvation Army (a few steps from this marker); Blaine House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Green Tree Inn (about 500 feet away); Col. Robert Magaw (about 600 feet away); Old Graveyard (about 600 feet away); Molly Pitcher (about 600 feet away); Carlisle Old Graveyard Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Also see . . .
1. John André - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. John André at FindAGrave.com.
Major André Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 2, 2010
2. Major André Marker
(Submitted on June 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Capture of Major André image. Click for full size.
By Asher Brown Durand, artist, circa 1846
3. The Capture of Major André
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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