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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.
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 is next to the display kiosk / gazebo. image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, June 23, 2017
2. Hanover's Wounded Marker is next to the display kiosk / gazebo.
at Pleasant and Baltimore Streets. Dr. P. Gardner, an army surgeon, was placed in charge of the hospital, serving from July 10, 1963 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.
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. Inventions of Hanover (a few steps from this marker); 19th Century Industrialization (a few steps from this marker); Hanover in the Revolutionary war (a few steps from
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this marker); Richard McAllister (a few steps from this marker); Digges' Choice, 1737 (a few steps from this marker); Hanover Architecture (a few steps from this marker); Culture and Entertainment (a few steps from this marker); 20th Century Manufacturing (a few steps from 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,381 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.
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