Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General George Armstrong Custer
Custer's troops helped push the Confederate cavalry of J.E.B. Stuart out of Hanover and impeded his linking with Jubal Early's Confederate infantry, which was redeploying from York towards Gettysburg. This led to Stuart not arriving at Gettysburg until late on July 2 the Battle of Hanover, then, was an early important action in the Gettysburg campaign which favored the Union.
General Custer also took a leading part in the great cavalry fight on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, where he won distinction for gallantry.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 48.017′ N, 76° 59.017′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Carlisle Street (Route 94) and Carlisle St. and Broadway (Pennsylvania Route 94/194), on the left when traveling east on Carlisle Street. Northwest corner of Center Square by the fountain. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Center Square, Hanover PA 17331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kilpatrick Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Potomac (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General George Armstrong Custer (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Hanover (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jacob Wirt House (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Battle of Hanover (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
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Kilpatrick Headquarters. Marker Details Name: Kilpatrick Headquarters Region: Hershey/Gettysburg/Dutch Country Region County Location: York Marker Location: Northwest section of square, Hanover Dedication Date: September 14, 1954 Marker Text: On June 30, 1863, Gen. Kilpatrick, commanding the Third Division of the Union Cavalry, took headquarters in this building after part of his forces had been attacked by Confederate Cavalry SE of town. (Submitted on September 23, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Armstrong Custer at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,148 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on September 23, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.