Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dickinson College during the Gettysburg Campaign
On Saturday, June 27th, 1863, the infantry division of Major General Robert F. Rodes of the 2d Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America, Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell commanding, took possession of Carlisle, with the college campus fully occupied by troops. Tuesday, June 30, General Ewell evacuated Carlisle, en route to Gettysburg, via Mt. Holly Springs.
On Wednesday, July 1st, Major General J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry arrived at Carlisle from York via Dillsburg, shelled the town and burned the barracks before receiving orders to ride to Gettysburg. With Stuart was Richard L.T. Dickenson 1838, Colonel of the 9th Virginia Cavalry and later brigadier general.
After the Battle of Gettysburg, West College and East College were used as emergency hospitals for wounded Union soldiers and captured and wounded Confederate soldiers.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1863.
Location. 40° 12.175′ N, 77° 11.704′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Dickinson College campus, 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. Old West (a few steps from this marker); Dickinson’s Historic Triangle (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Benjamin Rush (within shouting distance of this marker); West College: A National Historic Landmark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dickinson College (about 300 feet away); Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Dr. Benjamin Rush (about 400 feet away); The President’s House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Also see . . . Dickinson College and Civil War. “Civil War Carlisle” entry (Submitted on July 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.