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

The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle

 
 
The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 28, 2008
1. The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker
Inscription. "Our town on Tuesday for the first time saw and felt all the incidents, scenes and horrors of actual war." The Hanover Spectator, founded by Senary Leader in 1844, was owned by his widow, Maria, at the time of the Civil War. It was published out of an office on Frederick Street. In the July 3, 1863, edition, the newspaper reported two scenes during the battle that "are indelibly impressed upon our memory."

"Captain Farley, of the 5th New York, led a charge of Carbineers on the enemy...a private named Bogue, of the 5th New York, was captured by a squad of Rebels and his horse shot in front of this office --in less than 10 minutes this same Rebel squad, 15 in number, were captured by the 5th New York, and Bogue released." The report goes on to tell how Hanover citizens assisted "in burying the Rebel dead," provided "comfort and relief" to wounded soldiers from both sides, and collected trophies--broken carbines, pistols, sabres, bullets, pieces of shell--which "all bear witness to the severity of the fight."

"...the front of St. Matthew Church, upon whose steeple Kilpatrick had gone a short time before to take observation and try to ascertain the disposition of the Confederate troops and their number."
--Encounter at Hanover

 
Marker series. This marker is included
The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, September 13, 2009
2. The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker
Marker on Frederick St. in foreground with St. Matthew Church behind on West Chestnut Street.
in the Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.992′ N, 76° 59.068′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Frederick Street (Route 194) near Near Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. 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. Birthplace of John Luther Long (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jacob Wirt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilpatrick Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); General George Armstrong Custer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Army of the Potomac (about 300 feet away); Major General George Armstrong Custer (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (about 300 feet away); The Battle of Hanover (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
 
More about this marker. On the right is a photo of St. Matthew Church. Adjutant Gall of the 5th New York and Corporal Hart of the 6th Michigan were temporarily buried in the cemetery of St. Matthew Church. They were exhumed on March 6, 1864, and reburied in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. To the left is a
St. Matthew Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 28, 2008
3. St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Building was replaced in 1921.
Painting of the Leader House and Hanover Spectator office, Frederick Street
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,361 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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