Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Winebrenner House
Confederate artillery Opens Fire
In 1863 this house on Frederick Street was located near the edge of town. The area around you was mostly open field at that time. By about 10:00 a.m. June 30, 1863, the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment halted on Frederick Street. Much of the regiment positioned behind you. Other units extended the line through the Center Square of Hanover and beyond.
When the first shots were fired, about one-half mile to the right, the rear guard of General Kilpatrick's Union Cavalry Division galloped into this area. In pursuit, the charging 13th Virginia and part of the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiments then struck the rear of the Pennsylvania column. The other portion of the 2nd North Carolina rode through the Forney fields, once located in front of you, and assaulted the right flank of the 18th Pennsylvania Calvary Regiment.
Now that the regiment was split in two, much of the Pennsylvania column was routed. Some cavalrymen retreated up Frederick Street towards the Center Square while others scattered down side streets and into the adjacent fields.
Marker series. Pennsylvania, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour marker series.
Location. 39° 47.892′ N, 76° 59.189′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Street (Pennsylvania Route 194) and Stoner Avenue, on the right when traveling east 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. The Daniel Trone House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisher Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother Loses Two Sons to War (about 500 feet away); The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Winebrenner Tannery (approx. 0.2 miles 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
More about this marker. In the upper left is a photo of The door located on the balcony near where both the mother and her daughter had been standing.
Just below in the center of the marker is a photo of an artillery shell, captioned, After the artillery shell
In the lower right is a photo of a Chest of drawers in a second floor room of the Henry Winebrenner House, damaged by a Confederate shell.
Also see . . . The Winebrenner House. Gettysburg Daily article discussing the house and offering additional photos. (Submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,160 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.