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

Upton Hall

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, April 5, 2018
1. Upton Hall Marker
Inscription.  
Upton Hall

Upton Hall has changed its identity in more ways than one. Constructed in 1941 and named for Colonel John Van Rensselaer Hoff, who had a career in military medical training, Hoff Hall served as an academic building for the Medical Field Service School and other schools that followed. When the Army War College arrived in 1951, Hoff Hall was renamed Root Hall, after Elihu Root, founder of the War College.

in 1967, the War College moved into a new academic building, dubbed Root Hall. The former Root Hall became Upton Hall, whose next major occupant, until 2004, was the Military History Research Collection, now the U.S. Army Military History Institute. Upton Hall next housed Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison, Carlisle Barracks, which was joined a few years later by the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.

Upton Hall honored Brevet Major General Emory Upton, prominent for his role in leading Union infantry to attack entrenched Confederate positions at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in the Civil War. Upton was a firm advocate of Military education and was one of the first
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By Larry Gertner, April 5, 2018
2. Upton Hall
The marker is out of sight near the building walkway.
true American strategic thinkers. His work The Military Policy of the United States examined American Military policies and practices and was a very important influence on the leaders who founded the War College

Donated by Janet Holiday, USAG Carlisle Barracks Commander, 2009-2011, and Mr. Rick Alwine
Eagle Scout Project by Timothy Loney, Troop 173
Research assistance from Jessica Sheets and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Images from USAMHI, Personality Collection and Carlisle Barracks Collection

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMilitary.
 
Location. 40° 12.587′ N, 77° 10.624′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Ashburn Drive, on the right when traveling east. The marker is on the grounds of Carlisle Barracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Revolutionary War Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Thorpe Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); To Commemorate the First Home of the "Mobile Arm" (within shouting distance of this marker); Dragoon Circle (within shouting distance
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By Larry Gertner, April 5, 2018
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Caption: Brevet Major General Emory Upton
of this marker); Richard Henry Pratt (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Albert "Chief" Bender (about 600 feet away); Army Medical Department Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Also see . . .  Emory Upton. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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By Larry Gertner, April 5, 2018
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Caption: Upton Hall, with Thorpe Hall gymnasium behind.
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By Larry Gertner, April 5, 2018
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Caption: The building under construction in July 1941.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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