Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Daniel Trone House
Besides Major John Hammond, other officers of the 5th New York Cavalry Regiment were noted for bravery that day. Major Amos White and Adjutant Alexander Gall were involved in the thick of the fighting as the New Yorkers gave chase to the Confederates past this point.
In this proximal region, Adjutant Gall was felled from his horse and instantly killed as a bullet pierced his left eye. Major White continued on with the charge and received a severe bullet wound in the foot, from which he eventually recovered.
The house number 233 Frederick Street was the residence of Daniel Trone. in 1863 he was a telegraph operator at the Hanover Railroad station. Much of the news telegraphed to the major northeastern cities concerning the Battle of Gettysburg was done so by Trone. A. H. Byington, a reporter for the New york Tribune, was one of the informants to Trone detailing the battle in early July of 1863.
During his time with the regiment Amos White compiled a superb record. He participated in fifty-one engagements, received three
- George A. Rummell III
Cavalry on the Roads to Gettysburg
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour marker series.
Location. 39° 47.906′ N, 76° 59.192′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Frederick Street (Pennsylvania Route 194), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 Frederick Street, Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Winebrenner House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisher Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Loses Two Sons to War (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle (about 800 feet away); Birthplace of John Luther Long (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of the Ten Commandments Monolith (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jacob Wirt House (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Winebrenner Tannery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
More about this marker. Portraits of Daniel Trone and Major Amos H. White are displayed on the marker.
Categories. • Communications • War, US Civil •
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