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

Battle of Hanover

 
 
Battle of Hanover Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. Battle of Hanover Marker
Inscription.  On the morning of June 30, 1863, Confederate Cavalry under General Stuart attacked the rear of Union Cavalry S E of here and, for a while, had possession of the town. The attack repulsed, Stuart withdrew in the evening.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 30, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.043′ N, 76° 58.979′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (Pennsylvania Route 194) and Carlisle Street (Pennsylvania Route 94) on Broadway. Marker is on the NE 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. A different marker also named Battle of Hanover (a few steps from this marker); The Union Strikes Back (a few steps from this marker); Market House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named
Mt. Olivet Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Mt. Olivet Cemetery
To the east of the town square on Baltimore Street is Mt. Olivet Cemetery. General Hampton's Brigade deployed along the high ground here facing to the west into the city during the second half of the battle.
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Battle of Hanover (a few steps from this marker); Hanover's Wounded (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); General George Armstrong Custer (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General George Armstrong Custer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Hanover - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Confederate Artillery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Confederate Artillery
Confederate artillery was deployed astride the Baltimore Pike, just at the entrance to Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,527 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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Aug. 19, 2022