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Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hanover's Wounded

Physicians Administer Aid

 
 
Hanover's Wounded Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. Hanover's Wounded Marker
Inscription.  A lull in the fighting after the first charge of the Battle of Hanover prompted several Hanover physicians to begin caring for the wounded on the streets and sidewalks. Among them were Drs. George Hinkle, Henry Eckert, Horace Alleman, Jacob Smith, John Culbertson and William Bange, who was a surgeon dentist.

While Dr. Bange and Rev. Zieber were aiding a Confederate soldier wounded at the Center Square, a squad of ten men dashed toward them. Upon dismounting his horse, one man raised his sword shouting, "Halt! what are you doing to that man?" Dr. Bange replied, "We are trying to aid a wounded man and we will take care of him." "Thank you, sir," replied the Confederate officer, who mounted his horse and rode away with his troops!

Soon Marion Hall, located at the rear of York and Walnut Streets, and Concert Hall on the Center Square, were being used as temporary hospitals. The foundry of J.P. Flickinger, near Marion Hall, was used as a morgue.

As care for the wounded progressed, they were all transferred to a United States Hospital that had been opened by authority of the government at the Pleasant Hill Hotel, located
Hanover's Wounded Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, August 28, 2021
2. Hanover's Wounded Marker
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at Pleasant and Baltimore Streets. Dr. P. Gardner, an army surgeon, was placed in charge of the hospital, serving from July 10, 1863 to August 15, 1863.

"I walked down to the Square and to the northwest corner of Broadway and Centre Square, (Where the A.G. Schmidt Sign is) I saw a man lying on the street blood issuing profusely from his head. He was a Confederate soldier, but as he was a fellowman supposed to be dying, I went to his assistance." - Pastor Dr. William K. Zieber of Emmanuel Reformed Church, from the Hanover Herald, July 15, 1905
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1815.
 
Location. 39° 48.027′ N, 76° 58.967′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Carlisle Street (Pennsylvania Route 94) on Broadway. Marker is on the SE corner of the town square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover PA 17331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Market House (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Hanover (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Hanover (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Strikes Back
Hanover's Wounded Marker is next to the display kiosk / gazebo. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Henry T. McLin, June 23, 2017
3. Hanover's Wounded Marker is next to the display kiosk / gazebo.
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Hanover (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General George Armstrong Custer (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
More about this marker. The main illustration on the marker is a photograph of the town square from the 19th-century. Below it is a painting of Marion Hall. To the left are portraits of Dr. William Bange and Dr. J.P. Smith.
 
Hanover's Wounded Marker and Gazebo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, August 28, 2021
4. Hanover's Wounded Marker and Gazebo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,539 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 8, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 8, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 15, 2022