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New Oxford in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 9, 2015
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. The 26th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia, passed through New Oxford on the evening of 24 June, 1863, enroute from Harrisburg to Gettysburg. About three miles west of New Oxford, the train was derailed when the engine struck a cow on the tracks.

The Regiment went into camp near Swift Run until June 26 when they were transported to Gettysburg and placed on the Marsh Creek Line facing the invaders.
 
Location. 39° 51.8′ N, 77° 3.569′ W. Marker is in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lincoln Way West (U.S. 30) and North Orange Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Oxford PA 17350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Road Versus Rail (here, next to this marker); Conewago Chapel (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Beginning of the Lincoln Highway (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 4.6 miles away); Original Studebaker Wagon Shop
New Oxford station image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 2008
2. New Oxford station
(approx. 5 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 5 miles away); Jacob Grass Hotel (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Oxford.
 
More about this marker. The marker is at the New Oxford station.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Last updated on July 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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