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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Frederick Hartranft

1830 - 1889

 
 
John Frederick Hartranft Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. John Frederick Hartranft Marker
Inscription.
1861 - Raised 4th and 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers
1865 - Special Provost Marshall for Lincoln Conspirators
1866 - 1879 Governor of Pennsylvania, State Constitution Revised
1879 - Father of Modern National Guard of Pennsylvania
1886 - Medal of Honor for Valor at 1st Battle of Bull Run

 
Erected 1995 by Camp Curtin Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 40° 15.791′ N, 76° 53.01′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from Third Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the south side of the Matthew J. Ryan Legislative Office Building. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Payne-Shoemaker Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Street Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Executive, Library & Museum Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Cavalry (about 300 feet
John Frederick Hartranft Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. John Frederick Hartranft Statue
Statue overlooks the Pine Street Presbyterian Church.
away, measured in a direct line); State Capitol (about 400 feet away); Mexican War Monument (about 400 feet away); Public Sector Unionism (about 500 feet away); Old Brick Capitol (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. John Hartranft is mentioned on one of two monuments for the regiment on the Antietam Battlefield. (Submitted on March 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Pennsylvania Governors - Past and Present. (Submitted on March 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. GovernmentHeroesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
<i>Statue of Gen. J.F. Hartranft and Fountain, Capitol Park, Harrisburg, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by J.B. Hoffman, circa 1910
3. Statue of Gen. J.F. Hartranft and Fountain, Capitol Park, Harrisburg, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,276 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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