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Abbottstown Street/Broadway

 
 
Abbottstown Street/Broadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 28, 2008
1. Abbottstown Street/Broadway Marker
Inscription. A Glimpse of Hanover's Past
The chaotic fighting at the Center Square quickly spilled over onto several side streets, alleys, and fields. At the first sign of trouble, Major John Hammond led an organized withdrawal of the 5th New York Cavalry Regiment from Abbottstown Street/Broadway into the Public Commons along today's Railroad Street. Meanwhile, Union ambulances and remnants of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment retreated along the rout of Abbottstown Street.

Along Abbottstown Street/Broadway can be found many surviving pre-Civil War buildings that are identified by numbered brass plaques located by the main entrance.

"...the ambulances ran over him inflicting injuries from which he died at his home near Black Creek, N.Y."
-Colonel John Hammond describing ambulance guard Bradley Alexander's traumatic injury.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.099′ N, 76° 58.927′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Broadway (Pennsylvania Route 194) near School Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Across from Emmanuel Reformed Church. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The 1860 Map of Hanover image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. The 1860 Map of Hanover
Sectional view of 1860 map of Hanover showing Square, Railroad St., Abbottstown St. to r.r. tracks and the Public Commons.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Confederates Take Stock (within shouting distance of this marker); The Square is Now Recaptured (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Hanover (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Hanover (about 400 feet away); Market House (about 400 feet away); Inventions of Hanover (about 400 feet away); 19th Century Industrialization (about 400 feet away); Hanover in the Revolutionary war (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
 
More about this marker. On the lower left is a photo of the Former Emmanuel Reformed Church as it looked in 1863. On the right is a Sectional view of 1860 map of Hanover showing Square, Railroad St., Abbottstown St. to r.r. tracks and the Public Commons.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Abbottstown Street/Broadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Abbottstown Street/Broadway Marker
Emmanuel Reformed Church today. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 28, 2008
4. Emmanuel Reformed Church today.
Abbottstown Street/Broadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, June 9, 2003
5. Abbottstown Street/Broadway Marker
Looking South. View of 120 Broadway, 124 Broadway (Emmanuel United Church of Christ), and 130 and 132 Broadway. The current church located on the footprint of both the parsonage (the building left of the church) and the church building shown on the marker. 130 and 132 Broadway were standing at the time of the civil war as was 120 Broadway which is not shown the marker but is seen to the left of the current church. The houses at 130 and 132 are now offices and classrooms of Emmanuel UCC.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ looking west from School Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, July 6, 2003
6. Emmanuel United Church of Christ looking west from School Avenue
The church building and parsonage to the left of the church shown on the marker were torn down for the current church building shown here in 1904. The church standing at the time of the Civil War was dedicated on May 25, 1856, according to Gibson's 1860 History of York County.
Abbottstown Street/Broadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, January 1, 2009
7. Abbottstown Street/Broadway Marker
Broadway today looking north.
Abbottstown Street/Broadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 28, 2008
8. Abbottstown Street/Broadway Marker
Dwelling adjacent to Emmanuel Church with pre-1863 plaque on door frame.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,263 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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