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The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle

 
 
The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 28, 2008
1. The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker
Inscription.  "Our town on Tuesday for the first time saw and felt all the incidents, scenes and horrors of actual war." The Hanover Spectator, founded by Senary Leader in 1844, was owned by his widow, Maria, at the time of the Civil War. It was published out of an office on Frederick Street. In the July 3, 1863, edition, the newspaper reported two scenes during the battle that "are indelibly impressed upon our memory."

"Captain Farley, of the 5th New York, led a charge of Carbineers on the enemy...a private named Bogue, of the 5th New York, was captured by a squad of Rebels and his horse shot in front of this office --in less than 10 minutes this same Rebel squad, 15 in number, were captured by the 5th New York, and Bogue released." The report goes on to tell how Hanover citizens assisted "in burying the Rebel dead," provided "comfort and relief" to wounded soldiers from both sides, and collected trophies--broken carbines, pistols, sabres, bullets, pieces of shell--which "all bear witness to the severity of the fight."

"...the front of St. Matthew Church, upon whose steeple Kilpatrick had gone a short time before to take observation
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and try to ascertain the disposition of the Confederate troops and their number."
--Encounter at Hanover

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionCommunicationsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1817.
 
Location. 39° 47.992′ N, 76° 59.068′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Frederick Street (Route 194) near Near Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. Trailblazing Writers Leader, Long, and Prowell (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of John Luther Long (here, next to this marker); The Hanover Theater (a few steps from this marker); Hospitality Before Hostility (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover's Underground Railroad Conductors (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilpatrick Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); General George Armstrong Custer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); High Noon in Hanover (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
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The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Henry T. McLin, September 13, 2009
2. The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker
Marker on Frederick St. in foreground with St. Matthew Church behind on West Chestnut Street.
this marker.
On the right is a photo of St. Matthew Church. Adjutant Gall of the 5th New York and Corporal Hart of the 6th Michigan were temporarily buried in the cemetery of St. Matthew Church. They were exhumed on March 6, 1864, and reburied in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. To the left is a Painting of the Leader House and Hanover Spectator office, Frederick Street
 
St. Matthew Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 28, 2008
3. St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Building was replaced in 1921.
The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker is mostly illegible. June 2017. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Henry T. McLin, June 23, 2017
4. The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker is mostly illegible. June 2017.
Markers are scheduled for repair and updates in the fall of 2017.
The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, October 23, 2021
5. The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle Marker
As of October 2021, the marker has yet to be replaced and is still unreadable.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,823 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 22, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on December 19, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.

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