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Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stuart's Headquarters

 
 
Stuart's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
1. Stuart's Headquarters Marker
Inscription. On Oct. 10, 1862, 1800 picked Confederate cavalry commanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton with four cannon under Maj. John Pelham occupied Mercersburg on their way to destroy the railroad bridge at Chambersburg used to supply McClellan’s army of the Potomac. While his troops seized horses and supplies, Stuart established his HQ here on the side porch of “Bridgeside”, home of George C. Steiger, a livestock dealer on business in nearby Markes.

As Stuart’s forces left town, they met Steiger on his way home and seized his wagon and horses. Because he protested, they made him their prisoner to join the ten other men they had arrested earlier in Mercersburg. Some hours later Steiger escaped and returned to “Bridgeside” late that night.
 
Erected by George Nalley and Lannie Gordon.
 
Location. 39° 49.846′ N, 77° 54.263′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steiger House at Mercersburg (a few steps from this marker); William Findlay (within shouting
J.E.B. Stuart's Raid Interpretive Panel in the Heritage Center in Chambersburg image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
2. J.E.B. Stuart's Raid Interpretive Panel in the Heritage Center in Chambersburg
distance of this marker); a different marker also named William Findlay (within shouting distance of this marker); President Buchanan’s Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lane House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buchanan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Citizens Seized (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Murphy's Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stuart's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
3. Stuart's Headquarters Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 2, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 2, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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