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

Site of Revolutionary War Forge

 
 
Site of Revolutionary War Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 5, 2018
1. Site of Revolutionary War Forge Marker
Inscription.
Site of Revolutionary War Forge

On this spot once stood a forge used by artillery artificers in the manufacturing of cannon and shot for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Carlisle Barracks, then known as Washingtonburg, was a facility of the public works and served as a primary source for ordinance material during the period 1778-1781.
 
Location. 40° 12.6′ N, 77° 10.653′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Ashburn Drive and Lovell Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Ashburn Drive. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Carlisle Barracks. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upton Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Thorpe Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Commemorate the First Home of the "Mobile Arm" (about 400 feet away); Dragoon Circle (about 400 feet away); Richard Henry Pratt (about 500 feet away); Army Medical Department Memorial (about 600 feet away); Wheelock Bandstand (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Revolutionary War Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 5, 2018
2. Site of Revolutionary War Forge Marker
The marker is visible at the intersection. Upton Hall, the base headquarters, is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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