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

Gettysburg Campaign

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. This campaign's northernmost engagement, known as the Battle of Sporting Hill, occurred just north and west of here, June 30, 1863. The 22nd & 37th New York Militia Regiments, along with Landis's Philadelphia Battery, fought in defense of Harrisburg against the 16th & 36th Virginia Cavalry units. Afterward the Confederates withdrew to Carlisle, leaving some 16 dead. Reported wounded were 11 Union soldiers; 20-30 Confederates.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 14.226′ N, 76° 58.337′ W. Marker is in Hampden, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Carlisle Pike and South Sporting Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on Carlisle Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsburg PA 17050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sporting Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Sporting Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peace Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Brig. Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, C.S.A. (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Peace Church (approx. one mile away); Samuel Albright House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Shopp Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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