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By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
Marker in Carlisle
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 tribes . . . — Map (db m15793) HM
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
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
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
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
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Brigadier General William Thompson1736 - 1781
The First Colonel of the U.S. Army — Map (db m16092) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Carlisle
Founded in 1751 as the seat of Cumberland County. Hisoric 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 m16074) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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) HM
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — 18 — Carlisle Jail
Replica of Norman Castle, Carlisle, England. Erected 1754. Enlarged 1790. Rebuilt 1854. — Map (db m35315) HM
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
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
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
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Charles Albert "Chief" Bender(1884-1954)
One of baseball's great pitchers. Bender played for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1903-14, helping them to win 5 pennants and 3 world championships. After winning 212 games over 16 seasons and becoming one of the first World Series stars, he was . . . — Map (db m30286) HM
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 mankind — Map (db m15858) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — First Presbyterian Church
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 m15794) HM
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Flexibility, Firepower, and MobilityM109 to M109A6 155mm Self-Propelled (SP) Medium Howitzer
The M109 series SP howitzer provided artillery support on the battlefield from Vietnam to the Global War on Terror. Introduced in 1963, the M109 retained the same chassis and turret as its predecessor, the M108 105mm SP howitzer, but boasted a 155mm . . . — Map (db m84118) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Rebellion — Map (db m30299) HM
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
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
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
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — HESCO at HomeU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
In late March of 2009 the 817th Engineer Company of the North Dakota Army National Guard used HESCO barriers instead of sandbags to hold back a flood near Fargo North Dakota. “I saw them all the time in Iraq,” Karsky said, ‘but I never . . . — Map (db m84186) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Hesco BarriersU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Hercules Engineering Solutions Consortium (HESCO) Barriers HESCO Barriers are a modern type of gabion currently employed in the battlespaces of Iraq and Afghanistan. HESCO barriers are constructed of Galfan coated steel welded mesh and lined . . . — Map (db m84139) WM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — HESCO in AfghanistanU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Building a HESCO Position in Afghanistan: An Army Engineer's Perspective “Once the initial reconnaissance has occurred and the land has been approved, the S4 and engineers need to generate a supply request for triple-strand concertina, . . . — Map (db m84184) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — HESCO in IraqU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
From early May 2003-January 2004 we occupied an abandoned Iraqi military base near the town of Sinjar. Soon after our arrival the outer cordon of the base was built using HESCO barriers which we used as guard positions and to control access to . . . — Map (db m84185) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Indian Cemetery
Buried here are the Indians who died while attending the Carlisle Indian School (1879-1918). The original Indian cemetery was located to the rear of the grandstand on Indian Field. In 1931 the graves were transferred to this site. — Map (db m30290) HM
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Jim Thorpe
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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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Joseph Ritner
Governor of Pennsylvania, 1835-1839, lies buried in this cemetery. Born, 1780, in Berks County; died, 1869, at Carlisle. He was noted for having put into practical operation the law of 1834, which established the public school system. — Map (db m84038) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 1n 1751. Title from the Penn family for the original “three acres, three quarters, and fifteen . . . — Map (db m19494) HM
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
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 m16090) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Private First Class Willard DominickA Soldier’s Sketchbook-Served: 1942-1945 — U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Some of the most important stories about the U.S. Army and the men and women who served in that Army came from their personal diaries, letters, and sketchbooks. The sketchbooks of Willard Dominick tell the story of an America Soldier from his . . . — Map (db m84138) WM
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Sergeant First Class Randall D. ShughartSniper, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta — 1976-1993
Raised on a farm in Newville, Pennsylvania, Randall D. Shughart joined the Army after graduating from high school in 1976 and became a member of the elite Special Forces. During the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, SFC Shugart and his team leader Gary . . . — Map (db m84122) WM
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
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
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — The Carlisle Indian Industrial School
This school was the model for a nationwide system of boarding schools intended to assimilate American Indians into mainstream culture. Over 10,000 indigenous children attended the school between 1879 and 1918. Despite idealistic beginnings, the . . . — Map (db m30289) HM
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 . . . — Map (db m16078) HM
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — The Craighead Family
The 1886 house and surroundings were an inspiration to this family. Brothers Frank and Eugene became prominent entomologists. Frank’s nationally known conservationist sons, John and Frank, Jr., saved Yellowstone’s grizzlies, popularized falconry, . . . — Map (db m84116) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — The Forbes Road
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 m35320) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Holley . . . — Map (db m15857) HM
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
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Truscott Hall
Lucian King Truscott Jr., General U.S. Army, Commanded the 3D Infantry Division, Fifth and Third US Armies during WWII. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in 1943 for Extraordinary Heroism during the battle of Sicily. — Map (db m99643) WM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — West College: A National Historic LandmarkWalking Tour Stop 16
West College – known affectionately as Old West – traces its roots to February 1803, when the college’s main building burned to the ground after four years of costly construction. In a bind, the college trustees appealed for help. . . . — Map (db m35322) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — World War Memorial
Liberty                     Truth In commemoration of the patriotism of our brothers who went forth at the call of their country to serve in two World Wars and in memory of these who died that Liberty might live World War I Abram Dewalt       . . . — Map (db m35567) HM

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