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

Hanover in the Revolutionary war

 
 
Hanover in the Revolutionary war Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. Hanover in the Revolutionary war Marker
Inscription. Immediately after the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1776, a company of Hanover, York and Gettysburg area citizens marched to Boston to support their fellow colonists. Another local battalion responded to the British threat to Long Island and New York City. the men were armed with locally made flint-lock Pennsylvania rifles, the envy of British troops.
Colonial Richard McAllister commanded a company of Hanoverians known as McAllister's Regiment. They attacked the British on Staten Island, New York, in October 1776 and captured the first Hessian mercenaries as prisoners of the Revolution. The next month, the British defeated McAllister's Regiment and other Americans on Manhattan Island with nearly 3,000 captured. Remnants of McAllister's force became part of George Washington's victory of Trenton, New Jersey on Christmas 1776. Later, additional militia from Hanover and York County were involved in battles defending Philadelphia.
Battle of Hanover For information on the 1863 Civil War Battle of Hanover, we invite you to view the waysides along Frederick Street and Broadway.
 
Location. 39° 48.032′ N, 76° 58.968′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Carlisle St., on the left when
This and 7 other markers are located in this display kiosk. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
2. This and 7 other markers are located in this display kiosk.
traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is on the SE corner of the town square with 7 other markers about the town of Hanover. 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. Inventions of Hanover (here, next to this marker); 19th Century Industrialization (here, next to this marker); Richard McAllister (here, next to this marker); Digges' Choice, 1737 (here, next to this marker); Hanover Architecture (here, next to this marker); Culture and Entertainment (here, next to this marker); 20th Century Manufacturing (here, next to this marker); Hanover's Wounded (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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