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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Frederick Hartranft

1830 - 1889

 
 
John Frederick Hartranft Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. John Frederick Hartranft Marker
Inscription.  
1861 - Raised 4th and 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers
1865 - Special Provost Marshall for Lincoln Conspirators
1866 - 1879 Governor of Pennsylvania, State Constitution Revised
1879 - Father of Modern National Guard of Pennsylvania
1886 - Medal of Honor for Valor at 1st Battle of Bull Run

 
Erected 1995 by Camp Curtin Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 40° 15.791′ N, 76° 53.01′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from Third Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the south side of the Matthew J. Ryan Legislative Office Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Payne-Shoemaker Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Street Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Executive, Library & Museum Building
John Frederick Hartranft Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. John Frederick Hartranft Statue
Statue overlooks the Pine Street Presbyterian Church.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Capitol (about 400 feet away); Mexican War Monument (about 400 feet away); Pennsylvania State Capitol Building (about 400 feet away); Public Sector Unionism (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. John Hartranft is mentioned on one of two monuments for the 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on the Antietam Battlefield
 
<i>Statue of Gen. J.F. Hartranft and Fountain, Capitol Park, Harrisburg, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by J.B. Hoffman, circa 1910
3. Statue of Gen. J.F. Hartranft and Fountain, Capitol Park, Harrisburg, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,450 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on January 17, 2015.

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Aug. 10, 2022