“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Winebrenner House

The Winebrenner House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 28, 2008
1. The Winebrenner House Marker
Inscription. "We had better go down stairs; we are in danger here," Mrs. Henry Winebrenner said to her daughter, Martha, after seeing the flash and hearing the roar from Confederate artillery. - The Evening Herald, January 25, 1904

Confederate artillery Opens Fire
In 1863 this house on Frederick Street was located near the edge of town. The area around you was mostly open field at that time. By about 10:00 a.m. June 30, 1863, the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment halted on Frederick Street. Much of the regiment positioned behind you. Other units extended the line through the Center Square of Hanover and beyond.

When the first shots were fired, about one-half mile to the right, the rear guard of General Kilpatrick's Union Cavalry Division galloped into this area. In pursuit, the charging 13th Virginia and part of the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiments then struck the rear of the Pennsylvania column. The other portion of the 2nd North Carolina rode through the Forney fields, once located in front of you, and assaulted the right flank of the 18th Pennsylvania Calvary Regiment.

Now that the regiment was split in two, much of the Pennsylvania column was routed. Some cavalrymen retreated up Frederick Street towards the Center Square while others scattered down side streets and into the adjacent fields.
Marker series.
Marker Next to the House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Marker Next to the House
This marker is included in the Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour marker series.
Location. 39° 47.892′ N, 76° 59.189′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Street (Pennsylvania Route 194) and Stoner Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Frederick Street. 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. The Daniel Trone House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisher Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother Loses Two Sons to War (about 500 feet away); The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Winebrenner Tannery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of John Luther Long (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of the Ten Commandments Monolith (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jacob Wirt House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
More about this marker. In the upper left is a photo of The door located on the balcony near where both the mother and her daughter had been standing.

Just below in the center of the marker is a photo of an artillery shell, captioned, After the artillery shell had penetrated the second floor
The Winebrenner House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 28, 2008
3. The Winebrenner House
it emerged in a first floor room where the rest of the Winebrenner family were gathered. It then struck a brick wall and failed to explode. Mr. Winebrenner then threw it outside in the yard.

In the lower right is a photo of a Chest of drawers in a second floor room of the Henry Winebrenner House, damaged by a Confederate shell.
Also see . . .  The Winebrenner House. Gettysburg Daily article discussing the house and offering additional photos. (Submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,107 times since then and 75 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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