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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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Carlisle is the county seat for Cumberland County
Carlisle is in Cumberland County
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1 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 1753 Carlisle Indian ConferenceWalking Tour Stop 3
The Native American tribes of Pennsylvania and Ohio, who had long traded with the English, asked for Pennsylvania's help to prevent French incursions and trade abuses in the Ohio territory. The Pennsylvania Assembly voted to give aid to the . . . Map (db m15793) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 500 U.S. Soldiers of the Civil War are Here Interred
500 U.S. Soldiers of the Civil War are here Interred John Barney • John P. Beirne • John C. Biglow • William H. Brown John Conway • Albert D. Dailey • Charles David • John Driskell George Earlenbough • Marmaduke Foster • Soloman Francis John . . . Map (db m135200) WM
3 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 54th & 55th Massachusetts Infantry
U.S. Colored Troops, 54th & 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments and other Colored Civil War Soldiers buried here. James Alexander; 127th Regt. Co. I ∙ L. James Bailey; 32nd Regt. Co. G ∙ John H. Barton; 7th Regt. Co. H ∙ J. . . . Map (db m84021) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 9/11 MemorialAttack on America — September 11, 2001 —
In tribute to the men, women and children who lost their lives in the worst terrorist attack on American soil. We honor all the fire, police, search & rescue dogs, rescue personnel, and all others who selflessly gave their lives and . . . Map (db m119979) WM
5 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 25 — Andre & Despard House
Site of house where Major Andre and Lieutenant Despard were held prisoners in 1776. Andre was executed as a spy in 1780. Despard was executed for high treason in 1803.Map (db m34698) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Ashland Soldiers' Lot
Carlisle At War (center panel) After Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter, South Carolina, in April 1861, the men of Carlisle responded to the national calls to put down the southern rebellion. Four companies of Pennsylvania infantry . . . Map (db m135169) HM WM
7 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity
On this site, 277 W. Louther Street, from 1932 to 1963 lived the Brothers of Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Presented by the chapter's Alumni Association on June 7, 2003 in honor of the chapter's 100th Anniversary at . . . Map (db m53633) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Bethel A.M.E. Church
Among the earliest (c.1820) African American congregations located west of the Susquehanna River. The site of Underground Railroad activity. Abolitionists John Peck and John B. Vashon were members. A.M.E. national Bishops Daniel Payne and Wills . . . Map (db m40952) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Blaine House
Home of Gen. Ephraim Blaine, Commissary General of Revolutionary Army, stood on this site. George Washington was a guest here, Oct. 4-11, 1794, while mustering an armed force to quell Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania.Map (db m15855) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Blaine House
Begun in 1794 by Colonel Ephraim Blaine – Indian trader, merchant, tavern-keeper, Sheriff, land speculator, and Commissary General of the Continental Army – the Blaine House is one of the finest examples of 18th century architecture still standing . . . Map (db m198394) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Brigadier General William Thompson1736 - 1781
The First Colonel of the U.S. ArmyMap (db m16092) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle
Founded in 1751 as the seat of Cumberland County. Historic old frontier town. Supplied a contingent for the first regiment of the Continental Army in 1775. March against the Whiskey Rebels began here, 1794.Map (db m30318) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle
Founded in 1751 as the seat of Cumberland County. Historic old frontier town. Supplied a contingent for the first regiment of the Continental Army in 1775. March against the Whiskey Rebels began here, 1794.Map (db m35806) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle
Founded in 1751 as the seat of Cumberland County. Historic old frontier town. Supplied a contingent for the first regiment of the Continental Army in 1775. March against the Whiskey Rebels began here, 1794.Map (db m82790) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle Barracks
Second oldest army post in U.S. A powder magazine built by Hessian prisoners, 1777, survives. Burned by Confederates, July 1, 1863. Indian School, 1879-1918. Army Medical Field Service School, 1920-1946.Map (db m16073) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 8 — Carlisle Court House
Erected 1766 Burned March 24, 1845 Rebuilt 1845-1846 Contained the early “Apprentices’ Library”Map (db m15859) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle First World War Memorial
Erected by Carlisle Civic Club in memory of the men who lost their lives in the First World War 1917 - 1918 —————————————— Jacob M. Bonner • Abram DeWalt . . . Map (db m16084) WM
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18 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle Fort
First fort authorized by Pennsylvania. Laid out by Gov. Morris, July, 1755, “in the middle of this town,” on news of Braddock's defeat. Col. John Armstrong's headquarters till 1758. Called “Fort Lowther” by some later writers.Map (db m16075) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 18 — Carlisle Jail
Replica of Norman Castle, Carlisle, England. Erected 1754. Enlarged 1790. Rebuilt 1854.Map (db m35315) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle Old Graveyard Revolutionary War Soldiers
Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in grateful appreciation of the services of these soldiers of the Revolutionary War who lie buried here. Located and verified by The Cumberland County County Chapter of the D.A.R.Map (db m16093) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle Public Square
Before the erection of Cumberland County - 1750 - this site was the intersection of the Indian trail leading from mountain to mountain across Groghan's Gap westward. With the laying out of Carlisle in 1751 the square became the center of the . . . Map (db m15866) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Carlisle's 250th Anniversary Mural
1. Cumberland County, established in 1750, lost its first courthouse to fire in 1845. This Courthouse was built in 1846 and still bears the scars of a Civil War shelling on July 1, 1863. 2. Carlisle's long tradition of education began early, . . . Map (db m16094) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Centenary BuildingWalking Tour Stop 14
In 1827, a German Reformed congregation built a stone church at this location. At the time, a Methodist congregation was housed in a church on Church Alley. The location was not ideal due to boisterous behavior in the alley during church services . . . Map (db m16080) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — China Burma India Veteran's MemorialDecember 1941 - March 1946
Dedicated in honor of those men and women who served their country in the pursuit of freedom for all mankindMap (db m15858) WM
25 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 9 — Col. Robert Magaw
Robert Magaw, one of Carlisle's principal lawyers prior to the Revolution, lived here. Magaw joined Col. William Thompson's regiment in June 1775 as a Major. After service in Boston in 1776 he was promoted to Colonel in the 5th PA Battalion. In . . . Map (db m15860) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Confederate Artillery in Carlisle
Early in the evening of July 1, 1863, Union Brig. General William F. "Baldy" Smith entered Carlisle from Bridgeport (Lemoyne) with 2,500 troops subsequent to the departure of Confederate infantry the prior day, only to find the town facing attack by . . . Map (db m135187) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Cumberland County
Formed January 27, 1750 from Lancaster County. Named for Cumberland County in England, it originally extended to Pennsylvania's western limits. Carlisle, county seat, was founded 1751. Crossed by major roads, county had a key role in westward . . . Map (db m15856) HM
28 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Cumberland County Civil War Memorial
In honor of the soldiers of Cumberland County who fell in defense of the Union during the Great Rebellion. This monument is created by those who revere Patriotism and wish to perpetuate the Memory of the Brave Men, who aided in saving the Nation . . . Map (db m47312) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Cumberland County Historical Society & Hamilton Library AssociationWalking Tour Stop 19
The Hamilton Library Association was charterd in 1874, and this two-story brick building was erected in 1881 to house its collection. The library was made possible by a bequest of $2,000 from James Hamilton (1793-1873), a prominent Carlisle lawyer . . . Map (db m30830) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson College
Dr. Benjamin Rush envisioned a new type of education for post-Revolutionary America, a useful education in the liberal arts. Rush, with the assistance of Col. John Montgomery of Carlisle, founded Dickinson College to prepare an engaged citizenry . . . Map (db m16085) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson College during the Gettysburg Campaign
On Saturday, June 27th, 1863, the infantry division of Major General Robert F. Rodes of the 2d Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America, Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell commanding, took possession of Carlisle, with . . . Map (db m152512) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson School of Law
Oldest law school in Pennsylvania; founded in 1834 by the Honorable John Reed, eminent jurist, and author of "Pennsylvania Blackstone." Andrew Curtin, Civil War Governor, was one of earliest graduates.Map (db m30320) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson Students Part Ways
Before the war, the student body of Dickinson College was fairly evenly divided between Northern and Southern students, and thus the college was represented by soldiers on both sides of the conflict. The split is reflected in an autograph book in . . . Map (db m35162) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson’s Historic Triangle
These three buildings are the three oldest structures on campus. Together they form Dickinson’s Historic Triangle. West College, “Old West”, to your left West College was designed in 1803 by Benjamin Latrobe, the architect . . . Map (db m152465) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dr. Benjamin RushFounder of Dickinson College
Entering this gateway to Dickinson College, you can see the statue of the college's founder, Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813). The bronze statue, which was erected in 2004, is a replica of a statue unveiled 100 years earlier at the Navy's Bureau of . . . Map (db m82795) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dr. Benjamin Rush
This statue is a replica of a bronze sculpture of Dickenson College founder Dr. Benjamin Rush that stands of the grounds of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C. The original statue by Roland Hinton Perry was a gift to . . . Map (db m152379) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Duncan-Stiles HouseWalking Tour Stop 6
This grand three-story Federal-style house “was by far the most expensive private house ever built in Carlisle,” wrote James Hamilton, Jr. in the 1870s. It was planned and built, c. 1811, by Judge Thomas Duncan's wife as a dwelling for . . . Map (db m19457) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Episcopal Square
This square was set apart by the Penns, in 1751, for the Church of England; in continuous use since that time by St. John's Episcopal Church. In 1752, the first church building was erected.Map (db m15789) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — First Presbyterian ChurchMeeting House on the Square
Many of the early settlers of Pennsylvania were Scots-Irish who brought with them their Presbyterian faith. By the early 1730's they were settling the Cumberland Valley, including the fertile land near the Conodoguinet Creek. In 1734, Presbyterians . . . Map (db m30296) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — First Presbyterian ChurchHistoric Carlisle
Congregation organized 1734. Erection of this building begun 1757. Oldest building in Carlisle. Here July 12, 1774, colonists met and declared for American independence. No. 2Map (db m153869) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 54 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Oldest public building in Carlisle; erection begun, 1757. Here colonists met in 1774 to declare for independence, and George Washington worshipped, 1794. Congregation organized at Meeting House Springs in 1734.Map (db m122382) HM
42 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Forbes RoadRaystown Path
To capture Fort Duquesne, General Forbes marched an army, in 1758, from his main base at Carlisle to the forks of the Ohio. He followed as closely as he could with army wagons, the Raystown Indian and Traders Path, widened by axemen under Colonel . . . Map (db m30322) HM
43 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Forbes Trail
Per Tot Discrimina Through so many dangers In 1758, at the height of the French & Indian War, British General John Forbes and his troops took on a daunting task: To carve a trail, over 300 miles long, through the Pennsylvania backcountry and take . . . Map (db m35554) HM
44 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Frederick Douglass in CarlisleWalking Tour Stop 4
Frederick Douglass, born into slavery in 1818 and self-taught, became an internationally-renowned reformer and a leading voice in the fight against slavery. Douglass is known to have visited Carlisle on three occasions, although his first visit in . . . Map (db m19444) HM
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45 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Frederick the Great
In 1902, Prince Henry, brother of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, visited the United States to cultivate a relationship between the two countries. Wilhelm gave a statue of his ancestor Frederick the Great, known for his military prowess, to the . . . Map (db m119069) HM
46 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Frederick Watts (1801-1889)
On a 116-acre tract here stood the model farm created 1857-67 by this agricultural reformer. Watts was the first president of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Society, 1851; a founder of the Farmers' High School (now Penn State); and U.S. Commissioner . . . Map (db m84114) HM
47 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Gen. John Armstrong
“Hero of Kittanning,” Revolutionary officer; member of Continental Congress, County Judge, lived in a house on this site. Died at Carlisle, 1795. Buried in Old Graveyard, two blocks south.Map (db m19427) HM
48 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Gen. William Irvine
Early Carlisle physician, member of Provincial Convention, Revolutionary officer, commander at Fort Pitt, occupied house that stood on this site before 1800.Map (db m19433) HM
49 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — George Washington
Here George Washington reviewed militia from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, rendezvoused at Carlisle, October 1794, before marching to the western part of State to quell the Whiskey RebellionMap (db m30299) HM
50 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Gettysburg Campaign
Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's southern cavalry arrived July 1, 1863, by Dover and Dillsburg. Finding Ewell had left the day before, Stuart burned the U.S. Barracks and left for Gettysburg, where the battle had begun.Map (db m30284) HM
51 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Gettysburg Campaign
On June 28, 1863, General Richard Ewell received orders from Robert E. Lee to move Ewell's southern troops out of Carlisle and on to Gettysburg. By June 29th two divisions of Ewell's troops marched over this road through Mt. Holly Springs, York . . . Map (db m82791) HM
52 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Gettysburg Campaign
June 27, 1863, Gen. Ewell's Confederate army, marching over this road toward Harrisburg, reached Carlisle; Jenkins' cavalry went on to reconnoiter. On June 29, Lee ordered Ewell to join the main army at Cashtown.Map (db m84115) HM
53 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Green Tree Inn
In 1753, Benjamin Franklin stayed at inn on this site while he, Richard Peters, and Isaac Norris treated with Indians. Hamilton and Knox, members of Washington's cabinet, lodged here in 1794.Map (db m15861) HM
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54 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Health Through HistoryTouring Local Parks and Green Spaces
Vale-Himes Park The ground you are now standing on is the Cumberland County Historical Society's Pocket Park. A one-story building that served as a barber shop existed on this site before 1909. Over the years, the building on this . . . Map (db m217332) HM
55 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Historic Downtown Carlisle
The Borough of Carlisle Historic District – Founded 1751 Green Border indicates Historic District 1. Visitor Center 2. Dickenson College* 3. Penn State Dickenson School of Law* 4. Carlisle Theatre* 5. Cumberland County Historical . . . Map (db m153151)
56 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Historical Directory of Carlisle
1. PUBLIC SQUARE - deeded by Thomas Penn for public use and laid out in 1751, has continued its function through two historic centuries as the center of Cumberland and Carlisle life. 2. CUMBERLAND CO. COURTHOUSE - SW corner of square, . . . Map (db m204092) HM
57 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 101 — Hot-Chee DogsLegends & Lore
Chili-Cheese hot dogs beloved by locals and first served by Greek immigrant Charles Kollas at the Hamilton Restaurant CA. 1938.Map (db m202092) HM
58 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — James Wilson
Early Carlisle lawyer, and representative to Continental Congress, occupied house that stood on this site. He was a signed of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the framers of the Constitution of U.S.Map (db m30300) HM
59 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Jim Thorpe
. . . Map (db m16091) HM
60 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — John Bannister Gibson
Distinguished jurist and author of legal books, lived in this house from about 1820 until his death, 1853; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for 24 years of his 37 years membership.Map (db m19434) HM
61 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Liberty Tree
To commemorate National Freedom Week and to honor Iranian Hostages October 17, 1980Map (db m152169) HM
62 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Lincoln CemeteryWalking Tour Stop 21
Lincoln Cemetery is the final resting place for at least forty African American Civil War veterans, representing the famous 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments, 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, 7th, 31st, 39th and the 44th Regiment. Included . . . Map (db m53628) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Lincoln Cemetery
Memorial Park, created in 1974 as a recreation area for the surrounding community, stands on the site of Lincoln Cemetery. Originally named the African Cemetery of Carlisle, Lincoln Cemetery was in use as early as 1806. Several hundred . . . Map (db m53631) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Major André
For a short time in 1776, Major André and Lt. Despard, British prisoners of war, were detained in a tavern that stood on this site. Some years later, after an exchange and recapture, André was executed as a spy.Map (db m30321) HM
65 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Major General John Armstrong (1717-1795)First Citizen of Carlisle
This stone marks the grave of Major General John Armstrong, “First Citizen of Carlisle” and “Hero of Kittanning”. Armstrong was born October 13, 1717 in Ireland and settled in the Cumberland Valley sometime between . . . Map (db m166858) HM
66 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Marianne Moore(1887 - 1972)
Eminent poet, editor, essayist, and teacher. Her independent spirit and keen eye for detail distinguished her life and work. Moore won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, the Bollingen Prize in poetry, and the National Book Award. She lived here . . . Map (db m15787) HM
67 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Market House SquareWalking Tour Stop 7
In their 1751 plan for Carlisle, the Penn family designated a portion of the Square to be used as a market. From 1751 until 1952 a market was held on this spot. Markets were held twice a week, and were overseen by the Clerk of the Market who was . . . Map (db m19490) HM
68 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Medal of Honor RecipientsCumberland County, Pennsylvania — Cumberland County Medal of Honor Memorial —
Jacob Cart, Private, U.S. Army, Company A, 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Civil War, 13 December 1862, Fredericksburg, Virginia • William E. Miller, Captain, U.S. Army, Company H, 3d Pennsylvania Cavalry, Civil War, 3 July 1863, . . . Map (db m217341) WM
69 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Molly Pitcher
Mary “Ludwig” Hays McCauley, known as “Molly Pitcher,” heroine at Battle of Monmouth, is buried in Old Graveyard just east of here. In this burial ground are graves of many distinguished citizens.Map (db m16089) HM
70 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Molly Pitcher
Mary       McKolly              McCauley ========== Mary Hays nee Mary Ludwig Born   October 13, 1744 Died   January 22, 1832 ( Left Marker : ) Mary Ludwig (“Molly Pitcher”) Daughter of John Ludwig Born   October 13, 1744   . . . Map (db m81595) HM
71 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Old GraveyardWalking Tour Stop 10
The Old Graveyard was Carlisle's first burial ground. The earliest surviving marker is dated 1757, six years after Carlisle's founding in 1751. Title from the Penn family for the original “three acres, three quarters, and fifteen perches” for the . . . Map (db m19494) HM
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72 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Old PrisonWalking Tour Stop 5
Visitors are surprised and delighted to see an English looking castle standing in the heart of downtown Carlisle, but they wonder what it is and when it was built. For 130 years it was the Cumberland County Prison, and when it was constructed in . . . Map (db m19496) HM
73 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — 90 — Old Town PumpLegends & Lore
Whoever drank the waters from the pump located here would be destined to return to Carlisle no matter how far away they travelled.Map (db m185716) HM
74 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Old West
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1955 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illuminating the history of the United States U.S. . . . Map (db m152697) HM
75 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Pratt Hall
Pratt Hall B.G. R.H. Pratt, Supt Carlisle Indian Industrial School 1879-1904 In 1879, Pratt successfully lobbied the Department of the Interior and the War Department for the establishment of an Indian school at the abandoned cavalry barracks . . . Map (db m123244) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Prelude to Gettysburg
One of the great debates of our Country's history and legacy is what scholars call "the two Civil Wars": the first a matter of campaigns, generals, and troop movements and the second focusing on the ways that the great conflict affected the daily . . . Map (db m167853) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Saint Katharine's Hall1901 - 1918
Built by Saint M. Katharine Drexel, S.B.S., Philadelphia heiress (1858-1955). Here she conducted a “select free colored school” for black children and served the Carlisle Indian School. She vowed to be “mother and servant of the . . . Map (db m19445) HM
78 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Saint Patrick Church & Cemetery
On February 5, 1779, a Catholic parish was established on this site and later named after Saint Patrick. From the earliest years, a burial ground was on the southern section of this lot. A red sandstone grave marker engraved in German script is . . . Map (db m153305) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Schools housed at Carlisle Barracks during the period 1776-1976
In commemoration of the various schools housed at Carlisle Barracks during the period 1776-1976 Artillery School 1777-1783 Recruiting Depot and Basic Training for Dragoons, Artillery, and Infantry 1791-1818 Recruiting Depot USN 1828 Cavalry . . . Map (db m119113) HM
80 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Seven Gables Park
In 1865, J.W. Bosler purchased the tract of land on which you are now standing. Mr. Bosler planted the landscape and the magnificent trees that you see before you. The property remained in the Bosler Family for more than sixty years until 1928. Over . . . Map (db m135273) HM
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81 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Shell and Be DamnedCarlisle
Robert E. Lee chose the Cumberland Valley as his invasion route into Pennsylvania, partly because it was the breadbasket of the region and could supply not only preserved meat and canned goods, but also mules, horses, cattle, and other livestock . . . Map (db m167901) HM
82 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Shelling of Carlisle
James Sullivan, fifteen years old at the time of the shelling of Carlisle on July 1, 1863, stated, "...Mother...convinced of the bombardment...decided we had better get away from our part of town...She...set out with her two reluctant children up . . . Map (db m30293) HM
83 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — St. Patrick's Church
In 1779, Father Charles Sewall, S.J., took title to a lot here. Log structure built 1784; brick edifice in 1806. Present church erected 1893 by Father Henry G. Ganss. Adjacent is St. Katherine's Hall, built by Mother Katherine Drexel, 1901, for . . . Map (db m19446) HM
84 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — sun
Light Pollution Reduction Outdoor light fixtures at Lamberton Middle School are designed to direct light toward the ground or the building, rather than allowing light to escape into the sky. These fixtures focus light where it is needed and . . . Map (db m120796) HM
85 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Benjamin Rush Campus of Dickinson College
Named for Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) of Philadelphia, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the most eminent physician of his day. Prime mover in securing the college charter.Map (db m35319) HM
86 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Carlisle TheatreWalking Tour Stop 13
The Carlisle Theatre, originally called The Comerford, opened its doors in May of 1939. It was by far the grandest of three movie “palaces” all within a block of one another and was the first centrally air conditioned building in Carlisle. The . . . Map (db m16078) HM
87 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Charles Nisbet Campus of Dickinson College
Named for Charles Nisbet (1736-1804) of Montrose, Scotland, one of the great scholars of his time. First President of the College.Map (db m82796) HM
88 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Fighting Butlers
Revolutionary war period gunsmith Thomas Butler, Sr., emigrated from Dublin, Ireland with his wife Eleanor Parker Butler and three sons. Originally settling in Lancaster, the Butlers moved their residence to this site, known as Lot #61 on the . . . Map (db m185765) HM
89 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Forbes Road Reported missing
In 1758, after three years of war in North America with the French and Indian alliance, the British Empire launched the Forbes Expedition. The campaign began in Carlisle, the county seat for territory that extended to the Ohio River. The British . . . Map (db m166741) HM
90 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Hessian Powder Magazine
The Hessian Powder Magazine was constructed at Carlisle Barracks in 1777 during the American War for Independence from the British government. Carlisle was a growing depot in support of Gen. George Washington's Continental Army. The magazine stored . . . Map (db m52216) HM
91 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The High Street Train StationsWalking Tour Stop 18
On August 19, 1837, a jubilant throng gathered in Carlisle to watch the Cumberland Valley Railroad's first train roll down High Street. Bands played, speeches were made, and the crowds cheered as the “Cumberland Valley” locomotive and . . . Map (db m16088) HM
92 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The John Dickinson Campus of Dickinson College
Named for John Dickinson President of Pennsylvania and of Delaware. "The penman of the Revolution," and first president of the Board of Trustees of this college.Map (db m30319) HM
93 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Jordan Gravestone
Thanks to the dedication, appreciation, love and respect that Ms. Fleta Jordan had for her ancestors, she went to court to save the Jordan gravestone from being removed as a result of the April 20, 1967 Court Order designating the Borough of . . . Map (db m53627) HM
94 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The McClintock RiotWalking Tour Stop 8
Although Pennsylvania was a free state, where no person could be born into slavery, ownership of slaves had not been illegal, and as recently as 1840, two-dozen slaves were held in bondage in Cumberland County. At that time, more than three hundred . . . Map (db m30848) HM
95 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The President’s HouseDickinson College — Walking Tour Stop 15 —
This colonial revival-style home began as a smaller “villa,” built in 1833 by the Hon. John Reed, who had attended Dickinson College with the class of 1806. Through classes conducted in the basement of this house, Judge Reed in 1834 gave . . . Map (db m43947) HM
96 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Return of the CaptivesWalking Tour Stop 1
Near Pittsburgh, on July 9, 1755, a French and Native American force decimated a small British and colonial army led by Edward Braddock, opening all of Pennsylvania to Indian raids. The Delaware tribe, under their leader Shingas, raided, killing and . . . Map (db m15796) HM
97 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Salvation ArmyStuart House — (125-127 South Hanover Street) —
The purchase of this property was funded by the G. B. Stuart Charitable Foundation Mr. Stuart’s ancestor, Samuel Stuart (also known as Stewart), purchased this property September 7, 1778, where he engaged in tavern keeping and for a period of time . . . Map (db m35246) HM
98 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Shelling of CarlisleWalking Tour Stop 11
On June 27, 1863, a dusty column of 15,000 rebels led by General Richard Ewell marched up the road from Shippensburg into Carlisle. Foraging for supplies, they camped here until Tuesday, June 30. They departed that day, headed towards Mount Holly . . . Map (db m204090) HM
99 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — The Union Fire CompanyWalking Tour Stop 22
On April 6, 1789, a group of local real estate owners - worried about the possibility of fire in the borough - organized Carlisle's first volunteer fire company. They named and modeled it after the Union Fire Company of Philadelphia, the first fire . . . Map (db m30832) HM
100 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Thomas Butler
On this lot Thomas Butler had his home and gunshop about 1764; the latter still stands to the rear. Butler and five sons, all officers, served in the Revolution. Often referred to as the “Fighting Butlers.”Map (db m16071) HM

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