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

Harrisburg

Capital Of The Keystone State Preserved!

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, March 25, 2017
1. Harrisburg Marker
Inscription. Harrisburg was one of the prizes Robert E. Lee’s army was after. Home to Camp Curtin, the largest Northern training camp of the war, Harrisburg’s network of railroads was vital for moving troops and supplies for the Union war effort. The capital of a northern state, its capture may have led to official recognition of the Confederacy by Europe. The psychological blow of losing Harrisburg could have affected the upcoming elections, strengthening the support for a negotiated peace. Any of these might have left the Confederacy intact. Despite fighting small skirmishes within a few miles of Harrisburg, the majority of Lee’s army never made it to the city, and the decisive battle of the war would be fought in Gettysburg.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 40° 15.586′ N, 76° 52.907′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and North 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17101, Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Larry Gertner, March 25, 2017
2. Harrisburg Marker
Marker location at the intersection. "Prelude to Gettysburg" is on the opposite face.
walking distance of this marker. Prelude To Gettysburg (here, next to this marker); Market Square (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilton Harrisburg and Towers (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square During The Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dauphin Deposit Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Johnston Building & Menaker Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Larry Gertner, March 25, 2017
3. Harrisburg Marker
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By Larry Gertner, March 25, 2017
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By Larry Gertner, March 25, 2017
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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