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Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. Confederate troops, sent from York by Gen. Early to cross the river and march on Harrisburg, reached here June 28, 1863. U.S. militia withdrew, firing the bridge and barring any Southern advance beyond the river.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gettysburg Campaign marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.547′ N, 76° 31.751′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (Pennsylvania Route 462) and Hellam Street, on the left when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Click for map. Marker is on the western end of the bridge over the Susquehanna River. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wrightsville (a few steps from this marker); American Legion Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Springetsbury Manor (approx.
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
0.2 miles away); Hosting the Invader (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burning the Wrightsville Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The River: a Corridor and a Barrier (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jubal Anderson Early. (Submitted on January 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. A Tour of Wrightsville. Civil War historian Scott Mingus hosts a tour of the Wrightsville Civil War sites. First of a seven part series. (Submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
West end of present bridge over the Susquehanna. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
3. West end of present bridge over the Susquehanna.
The covered bridge, that was burned during the war, stood just upstream. Piers of the wartime bridge still stand in the river.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,419 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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