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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carlisle Barracks

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
1. Carlisle Barracks Marker
Inscription. Second oldest army post in U.S. A powder magazine built by Hessian prisoners, 1777, survives. Burned by Confederates, July 1, 1863. Indian School, 1879-1918. Army Medical Field Service School, 1920-1946.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.757′ N, 77° 10.715′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Hanover Street (U.S. 11) and Ashburn Drive, on the right when traveling south on Hanover Street. Touch for map. Marker is 100 feet north of the Ashburn Gate entrance to the US Army's Carlisle Barracks. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carlisle (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Revolutionary War Forge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Upton Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thorpe Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Commemorate the First Home of the "Mobile Arm" (approx. mile away); Dragoon Circle (approx. mile away); Washington Hall (approx. mile away); Army Medical Department Memorial (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
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Carlisle Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
2. Carlisle Barracks Marker
 Carlisle Barracks History. The post is now home to the U.S. Army War College. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,283 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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