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Fort Couch

 
 
Fort Couch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 24, 2006
1. Fort Couch Marker
Inscription.  Remains of breastworks built in June 1863 to oppose an expected attack on Harrisburg by Confederate troops. Site then known as Hummel's Heights. Fort was named for General Couch, Commander, Eastern Pennsylvania Military Department.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1863.
 
Location. 40° 14.801′ N, 76° 54.287′ W. Marker is in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Indiana Ave. and 8th St. on Indiana Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lemoyne PA 17043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Couch - General Couch - Fort Washington (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Couch (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lemoyne (approx. half a mile away); Camp Hill
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(approx. half a mile away); Lemoyne Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Lemoyne - Bridgeport Heights (approx. half a mile away); The Wormleysburg School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Original Fire Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lemoyne.
 
Fort Couch Breastworks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 24, 2006
2. Fort Couch Breastworks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,227 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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