Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mother Loses Two Sons to War
Americans sought ways to soothe their grief over a fallen generation. Hanover residents gathered each May 30 at local burial grounds to decorate soldiers' graves with flowers. A monument at Mt. Olivet Cemetery bears the names of Civil War veterans from Hanover and surrounding areas.
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, www.visitPA.com.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 47.827′ N, 76° 59.268′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Frederick Street (Pennsylvania Route 194), on the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 267 Frederick Street, Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Winebrenner Tannery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Forney Farms (about 500 feet away); The Winebrenner House (about 500 feet away); The Daniel Trone House (about 600 feet away); Fisher Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of the Ten Commandments Monolith (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of John Luther Long (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
Also see . . .
1. A Mother Loses Two Sons. Hanover Civil War story stop: 'Mother Loses Two Sons to War' (Submitted on September 22, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.)
2. An enduring York County tale: Pvt. John Hoffacker. "It appears that this oft-repeated York County hero was not from York County after all." Historian Scott Mingus points out that Hoffacker was actually from Carroll County, Maryland. Hoffacker was killed at the Battle of Hanover, but lacking money, the family did not have him relocated. So he remained at Mount Olivet Cemetery. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.