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Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Consequences on the Battle of Gettysburg

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By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. Consequences on the Battle of Gettysburg Marker
Inscription. Possibly less than twenty minutes after the first shots, Hanover was once again in Union control. Although the intense fighting along Frederick Street had subsided, the conflict was far from finished. A standoff ensued as the Confederates retreated to higher ground south of town. From these hills and ridges, Southern artillery engaged Union cannon to the north of Hanover, with some shells also targeting Union troops in the town.

Skirmishing also continued throughout the afternoon as dismounted cavalrymen moved through the crop fields southwest of town. with Kilpatrick's men firmly in control of Hanover, Stuart was forced to detour to the east. By late afternoon, part of Stuart's cavalry had withdrawn, while part remained to block a potential Union pursuit. By nightfall his entire force had moved away, still searching for the Confederate infantry.
The next day, the great battle at Gettysburg began with General Robert E. Lee still separated from Stuart's cavalry. Stuart's absence prevented Lee from obtaining vital information on the location of Union forces and had profound consequences on the Battle of Gettysburg. As part of a series of events which kept Stuart from rejoining Lee, the cavalry fight at Hanover, June 30, 1863, had been an important event in the Gettysburg Campaign.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour marker series.
Location. 39° 47.599′ N, 76° 59.495′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Street (Pennsylvania Route 194) and Stuart Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Frederick Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Custer at Hanover (here, next to this marker); The Confederates Invade Pennsylvania (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (a few steps from this marker); J.E.B. Stuart's Jump (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forney Farms (approx. mile away); The Winebrenner Tannery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mother Loses Two Sons to War (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Winebrenner House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
More about this marker. The marker features a map of the Battle of Hanover and another map of the Gettysburg Campaign. Portraits of Generals JEB Stuart and Robert E. Lee are in the lower right.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,197 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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