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

Army of the Potomac

July 1, 1863

 
 
Army of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. Army of the Potomac Marker
Inscription. First Corps marched from Marsh Run, Eleventh Corps from Emmittsburg to Gettysburg. Second Corps from Uniontown via Taneytown to near Gettysburg. Third Corps from Bridgeport via Emmitsburg to the field of Gettysburg. Fifth Corps from Union Mills via Hanover and McSherrytown to Bonaughtown. Sixth Corps from Manchester en rout to Gettysburg. Twelfth Corps from Littlestown via Two Taverns to the field of Gettysburg. Second Cavalry Division marched from Manchester to Hanover Junction from whence the First and Third Brigades proceeded to Hanover while the Second Brigade returned to Manchester. Third Cavalry Division moved from Hanover via Abbottstown to Berlin and the Artillery Reserve First Regular and Fourth Volunteer Brigades from Taneytown to near Gettysburg. The Vermont Brigade from the defenses of Washington joined the First Corps on the field of Gettysburg.
Battle of Gettysburg First Day and Skirmish at Carlisle, PA
 
Location. 39° 48.007′ N, 76° 59.004′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (Pennsylvania Route 194) and Carlisle Street (Pennsylvania Route 94) on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is on the SE corner of the town square. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Full view of two Civil War markers image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
2. Full view of two Civil War markers
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General George Armstrong Custer (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Hanover (a few steps from this marker); General George Armstrong Custer (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilpatrick Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jacob Wirt House (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Hanover's Wounded (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
Regarding Army of the Potomac. Latitude, Longitude
39.800121,-76.983398
 
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 1,057 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on September 16, 2014, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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