Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Hanover
Along the way Stuart captured a large Union wagon train full of provisions, but it slowed him down. He crossed the Pennsylvania border only to find a portion of the Union Army between him and Lee, and had no way to report to his commander. Approaching Hanover on the morning of June 30, Stuart’s vanguard encountered a Union Calvary Division under Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick, which included Brigadier General George A. Custer’s Brigade. After severe fighting in the town’s streets, the Federal horsemen chased the rebels out of town.
Without news from Stuart, Lee had begun to concentrate his army around Gettysburg when he learned that the Federals were closing in. The wayward Stuart did not arrive until late on the battle’s second day.
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, www.VisitPA.com.
Marker series. Pennsylvania Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 48′ N, 76° 59′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Street (Route 194) and Baltimore Street and Frederick Street (Route 94, 194) on Frederick Street. Touch for map. Southeast corner of Center square. Marker is at or near this postal address: Center Square, Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General George Armstrong Custer (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 (a few steps from this marker); General George Armstrong Custer (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilpatrick Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jacob Wirt House (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover's Wounded (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 969 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.