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

General Edward Hand

1744 - 1802

 
 
General Edward Hand Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. General Edward Hand Marker
Inscription.
Lancaster's leading soldier
During Revolutionary War
Friend and Companion-in-Arms
of Gen. George Washington
Member of Continental Congress
Chief Burgess of Lancaster
Warden and Vestryman
of St. James Church
Rock Ford his Lancaster home
now a National Historical Site

 
Location. 40° 2.395′ N, 76° 18.192′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Orange Street. Touch for map. Marker is in St. James' Cemetery adjacent to church. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Shippen (here, next to this marker); Captain Stephen Chambers (here, next to this marker); Jasper Yeates (here, next to this marker); Robert Coleman (here, next to this marker); Colonel Matthias Slough (here, next to this marker); Major John Light (here, next to this marker); William Augustus Atlee (here, next to this marker); The Rev. Thomas Barton (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Also see . . .  City of Lancaster - Edward Hand. (Submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.MilitaryNotable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Grave of General Edward Hand image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Grave of General Edward Hand
Second marker at grave site image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
3. Second marker at grave site
Edward Hand, M.D. A general officer of the Revolution. The friend and companion in arms of Washington. Born at Clydruff, in Ireland, Decr. 31st, A.D., 1744. Died at Rockford, in Lancaster County, September 3rd, A.D., 1802. His public services are part of his country's history. He came to Pennsylvania in 1767, and settled in Lancaster in 1774.
Katharine Hand wife of Edward Hand. Died June 21st, 1805, aged 54 years.
Markers in St. James Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
4. Markers in St. James Churchyard
Both of the General Edward Hand markers can be seen in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,454 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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