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

Army of the Potomac

June 30, 1863

 
 
Army of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. Army of the Potomac Marker
Inscription. Headquarters Army of the Potomac moved from Middleburg to Taneytown. First Corps marched from Emmittsburg to Marsh Run, third Corps from Taneytown to Bridgeport. Fifth Corps from Liberty via Johnsville Union Bridge and Union to Union Mills. Sixth Corps from New Windsor to Manchester. Twelfth Corps from Taneytown and Bruceville to Littletown. First and Second Brigades First Cavalry Division from near Fairfield via Emmitsburg to Gettysburg. Second Cavalry Division from New Windsor to Westminster and thence to Manchester. Third Cavalry Division from Littletown to Hanover and the Artillery Reserve from Bruceville to Taneytown.
Fight at Hanover Pa. and skirmishes at Westminster Md. and Fairfield and Sporting Hill near Harrisburg Pa.
 
Location. 39° 48.007′ N, 76° 59.006′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (Pennsylvania Route 194) and Carlisle Street (Pennsylvania Route 94) on Broadway. Click for map. Marker is on the SE corner of the town square. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General George Armstrong Custer (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac
Full view of two Civil War markers image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
2. Full view of two Civil War markers
(here, next to this marker); The Battle of Hanover (a few steps from this marker); General George Armstrong Custer (a few steps from this marker); Kilpatrick Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jacob Wirt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover's Wounded (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
 
Also see . . .  Parrott Rifle. The Parrott Rifle was one of the most distinctive artillery pieces used in the Civil War due to its reinforcing bands. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,153 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on , by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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