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The Daniel Trone House

 
 
The Daniel Trone House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. The Daniel Trone House Marker
Inscription.  Fragments of several Union and Confederate cavalry regiments continued to fight a running battle as they galloped on horseback along Frederick Street. Other Confederate bands had retreated down the intersecting alleys and streets. This action quickly weakened their defense.

Besides Major John Hammond, other officers of the 5th New York Cavalry Regiment were noted for bravery that day. Major Amos White and Adjutant Alexander Gall were involved in the thick of the fighting as the New Yorkers gave chase to the Confederates past this point.

In this proximal region, Adjutant Gall was felled from his horse and instantly killed as a bullet pierced his left eye. Major White continued on with the charge and received a severe bullet wound in the foot, from which he eventually recovered.

The house number 233 Frederick Street was the residence of Daniel Trone. in 1863 he was a telegraph operator at the Hanover Railroad station. Much of the news telegraphed to the major northeastern cities concerning the Battle of Gettysburg was done so by Trone. A. H. Byington, a reporter for the New york Tribune, was one of the informants
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to Trone detailing the battle in early July of 1863.

During his time with the regiment Amos White compiled a superb record. He participated in fifty-one engagements, received three painful wounds, and was captured twice."
- George A. Rummell III
Cavalry on the Roads to Gettysburg
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 47.906′ N, 76° 59.192′ W. Marker was in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker was on Frederick Street (Pennsylvania Route 194), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 233 Frederick Street, Hanover PA 17331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Search and Destroy, Hide and Seek (here, next to this marker); The Winebrenner House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisher Place (within shouting distance of this marker); George Nace (Neas) House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hospitality Before Hostility
The Daniel Trone House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, October 30, 2021
2. The Daniel Trone House Marker
(about 700 feet away); The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle (about 800 feet away); Trailblazing Writers Leader, Long, and Prowell (about 800 feet away); Birthplace of John Luther Long (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
More about this marker. Portraits of Daniel Trone and Major Amos H. White are displayed on the marker.
 
David Trone House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
3. David Trone House
The Daniel Trone House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, October 30, 2021
4. The Daniel Trone House
The house is currently a private residence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,074 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 19, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 19, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.

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