Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The chaotic fighting at the Center Square quickly spilled over onto several side streets, alleys, and fields. At the first sign of trouble, Major John Hammond led an organized withdrawal of the 5th New York Cavalry Regiment from Abbottstown Street/Broadway into the Public Commons along today's Railroad Street. Meanwhile, Union ambulances and remnants of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment retreated along the rout of Abbottstown Street.
Along Abbottstown Street/Broadway can be found many surviving pre-Civil War buildings that are identified by numbered brass plaques located by the main entrance.
"...the ambulances ran over him inflicting injuries from which he died at his home near Black Creek, N.Y."
-Colonel John Hammond describing ambulance guard Bradley Alexander's traumatic injury.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour series list.
Location. 39° 48.099′ N, 76° 58.927′ 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. The Confederates Take Stock (within shouting distance of this marker); Former United States Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Hanover (about 400 feet away); The Union Strikes Back (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Hanover (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Hanover (about 400 feet away); Market House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a photo of the Former Emmanuel Reformed Church as it looked in 1863. On the right is a Sectional view of 1860 map of Hanover showing Square, Railroad St., Abbottstown St. to r.r. tracks and the Public Commons.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,594 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 5, 6. submitted on December 31, 2008, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 7. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 8. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 9. submitted on July 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.