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

Andre & Despard House

 
 
Andre & Despard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
1. Andre & Despard House Marker
Inscription.
Site of house where
Major Andre and
Lieutenant Despard were
held prisoners in 1776.
Andre was executed
as a spy in 1780.
Despard was executed
for high treason in 1803.

 
Erected by Historic Carlisle. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Location. 40° 11.951′ N, 77° 11.364′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Hanover Street and E Chapel Avenue, on the right when traveling north on S. Hanover Street. Touch for map. 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. Major André (here, next to this marker); The Salvation Army (a few steps from this marker); Blaine House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Green Tree Inn (about 500 feet away); Col. Robert Magaw (about 600 feet away); Old Graveyard (about 600 feet away); Molly Pitcher (about 600 feet away); Carlisle Old Graveyard Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major John André. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Major John André, British spy of American Revolution
Historic Carlisle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
2. Historic Carlisle Marker
There are two markers for Major John André at this site. The Andre & Despard House marker can be seen on the corner of the building.
. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Edward Despard. Biography of Lieutenant Despard from Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The wrong Despard
It was Lieutenant John Despard who was captured and held at Carlisle with John Andre. Despard went on to become a General and died at Oswestry in England in 1829, aged 84. It was his brother, Edward Marcus Despard who was executed in 1803.
    — Submitted August 24, 2012, by Debra Fasano of Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on S. Hanover Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. Marker on S. Hanover Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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