Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
It is unclear when the first building on this site was constructed. The initial building, serving as officers’ quarters for the School of Cavalry Practice, may have burned in 1857 and then been rebuilt. At the end of June 1863, Confederate troops under brigadier General Albert Jenkins, followed by more led by Lieutenant General Richard Ewell, entered Carlisle. On 1 July Major General James Ewell Brown (“Jeb”) Stuart and his cavalry arrived. When Union Brigadier General William F. Smith would not surrender, Confederates shelled the town and burned the barracks before heading to Gettysburg. The quarters on this site were rebuilt.
During the time of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, 1879 to 1918, the building held offices for a time, but primarily served as a dormitory for teachers. Nurses of General Hospital No. 31 resided there next and then officers of the Medical
In Honor of PFC Doyle L. McGaha Sr., WWII Veteran, 81st Infantry Division, 1941-1945
Eagle Scout Project by Timothy Loney, Troop 173
Research assistance from Jessica Sheets and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Images from USAMHI, Personality Collection and Carlisle Barracks Collection
Erected by Donated by LTC Pam McGaha, PAARNG, AWC Class of 2011.
Location. 40° 12.506′ N, 77° 10.73′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Lovell Avenue south of Pratt Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Carlisle Barracks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 Lovell Ave, Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Army Medical Department Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheelock Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Schools housed at Carlisle Barracks during the period 1776-1976 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick the Great Quarters 2 (about 300 feet away); Quarters 3 (about 400 feet away); Pratt Hall (about 500 feet away); Thorpe Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
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