Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Confederates Take Stock
-Rev. Wm. K. Zeilber, pastor Emmanuel Reformed Church (Dr. George Hinkel)
After the initial success of the Confederate charge, the center of Hanover was occupied by a large contingent of Southern cavalry. In some areas, individual Union cavalrymen were still fighting defensively or had found hiding places. In the town, squads of the 2nd North Carolina and 13th Virginia Cavalry Regiments were bringing in captured Union men.
Near the intersection ahead, Reverend William Zieber witnessed "a band of Confederates" riding down "Abbottstown Street toward the Square with a number of Union prisoners and ambulance wagons." A few blocks to the north, Union troops at the Public Commons were reorganizing.
Major John Hammond had just led the veteran 5th New York Cavalry Regiment there. Small groups of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment joined them as well. Gathering in an open field, they formed a line ready to charge the Center Square.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour marker series.
Location. 39° Touch for map. Located in front of the Emmanuel Reformed Church administrative offices. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abbottstown Street/Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); Conrad Moul - The Public Commons (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Square is Now Recaptured (about 500 feet away); Battle of Hanover (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Hanover (about 500 feet away); Market House (about 500 feet away); Inventions of Hanover (about 500 feet away); 19th Century Industrialization (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
More about this marker. In the upper left is a photo looking down Abbottstown Street / Broadway. In the lower center is a portrait of Rev. Wm. K. Zieber.
1. Marker Location
The marker is in front of the offices and classrooms of Emmanuel United Church of Christ which was formerly Emmanuel Reformed Church. The buildings were
— Submitted December 31, 2008, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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