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

Gettysburg Campaign

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 24, 2006
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins and his staff occupied this house, June 28-30, 1863. His brigade, a part of General Ewell's Corps, had entered Mechanicsburg to reconnoiter the approaches to Harrisburg with a view toward a June 30 attack. The troops withdrew from here on the 30th, however, having been ordered to Gettysburg in advance of the battle there. This house, owned at the time by John Rupp, was built in 1787 by his grandfather, Jonas Rupp.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gettysburg Campaign marker series.
 
Location. 40° 13.433′ N, 76° 58.527′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Trindle Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5115 East Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg PA 17050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brig. Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sporting Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Sporting Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign
Rupp House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 24, 2006
2. Rupp House
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Peace Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Peace Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Irving Female College (approx. 1.4 miles away); Simpson Ferry Road (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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