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By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
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Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — "Old Abe"The War Eagle — Served: 1861-1865 —
Although taking unit mascots on campaigns and into action has been widespread throughout military history, the most notable in American history is most likely “Old Abe”, the war eagle. Purchased by a member of the future 8th Wisconsin . . . — Map (db m103970) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — "Tigers in Support"
Soldiers of the Third Platoon, Charlie Company, Sixth Medium Tank Battalion, 24th Infantry Division received an urgent message on April 25, 1951. It was from the Rangers of the Eighth Ranger Company (Airborne) (code name Old Rose), who found . . . — Map (db m104741) HM
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 — 360 Degrees of FireM102 105mm Towed Light Artillery
The M102 howitzer was introduced in 1964 to replace the older M101A1 howitzer. Utilizing a lightweight aluminum carriage, the M102 could be easily airlifted by helicopter, dropped with airborne units, or pulled by a vehicle. The wishbone shaped . . . — Map (db m104331) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — 44th Bomb Group (Heavy)
(Obverse) 44th Bomb Group (Heavy) 8th Air Force – U.S. Army Air Corps Station 115, Shipdham, England Sept. 1942 – May 1945 66th, 67th, 68th, 506th Squadrons 8000 personnel/344 combat missions 153 B-24s lost/330 Axis aircraft AC . . . — Map (db m104821) WM
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
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 — 80th InfantryBlue Ridge Division — Only Moves Forward —
80th Infantry Blue Ridge Division Only Moves Forward A.E.F. 1917-1919 Artois-Picardy Somme St. Mihiel Meuse-Argonne Battle Deaths 1232 Casualties 5000 E.T.O. 1942-1946 Northern France Ardennes Rhineland Central Europe Battle Deaths . . . — Map (db m104822) WM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — 88th InfantryBlue Devil Division — The first all-draftee unit in WWII —
(Obverse) 88th Infantry Blue Devil Division The first all-draftee unit in WWII WW-I 1917-1919 Alsace KIA-12 WIA-66 WW-II 1942-1945 Rome-Arno North Appennines Po Valley KIA-2937 WIA-8248 MIA-510 Dedicated by Northeastern Chapter . . . — Map (db m104823) WM
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

Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — A Century of ProtectionThe Block House in America
Captain Daniel Cushing, 2nd U.S. Artillery, noted in his diary of 16 February 1813, that the men “placed one twelve pound cannon in the lower blockhouse. Gen. [William Henry] Harrison gave notice this evening that he expected to be attacked . . . — Map (db m104888) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — A New German Offender:The PAK 43/41
While the German Army was often at the forefront of technological development during World War II, one area where they lacked consistency was in antitank weapons. The Germans copied designs from the Swiss and even re-engineered captured Russian . . . — Map (db m105017) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — A Soldier StoryThe capture of the flag of the 11th Mississippi Infantry — 17 September 1862 —
A Soldier Story: The capture of the flag of the 11th Mississippi Infantry 17 September 1862 “Col. Dwight caught up our rebel flag.” Capt. Charles F. Morse Company B, 2nd Mass. Infantry — Map (db m105013) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — A Toll Paid in BloodThe Battle of Antietam
In the Maryland Campaign of September 1862, the Hagerstown Turnpike, a privately built toll road, served as a valuable route for troop movements. The Turnpike possibly was a macadam road, constructed with layers of broken-down stones. The . . . — Map (db m123137) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — A Tough Nut To Crack
As World War I progressed, German strategy took a defensive posture. While Allied trenches were designed for the purpose of launching attacks and raids, German trenches were developed with strongly prepares 2nd and 3rd tier defensive lines. These . . . — Map (db m104325) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Aid Station
The Army Medical Department that served in France was the best equipped and trained Medical Department up to that time. Trained enlisted aid men were attached to each company in a division and provided immediate care and evacuated the wounded to an . . . — Map (db m104087) 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 — Army Aviation in Vietnam
The helicopter evolved during World War II and while its military application was clear, the technology took time to advance to meet its expectations. By the end of WWII designs were being fielded and during the Korean War helicopters were . . . — Map (db m104444) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Army Medical Department Memorial
In memory of the officers nurses and enlisted men Medical Department United States Army who lost their lives during the World War This tablet erected by their coworkers of the Medical Department — Map (db m119417) WM
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
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 — Bill Beck and Russell Adams
When 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry arrived at LZ X-Ray, the Soldiers fanned out to develop a defensive perimeter. One of those Soldiers was SP4 Bill Beck of Steelton, PA. He was a member of an M-60 machinegun crew of Weapons Squad, 3rd Platoon, Alpha . . . — Map (db m104446) 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 — Bugler John CookBattery B, 4th United States Field Artillery
“General Gibbon, our commander, had just ordered Lieutenant Stewart to take his section about one hundred yards to the right of the Hagerstown Pike, in front of two straw stacks, when he beckoned me to follow. No sooner had we unlimbered, when . . . — Map (db m123139) 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) WM
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 — Chief Warrant Officer 4 William F. Hale (Retired)

William F. Hale entered the Army in August 1972, and completed basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. He began his specialty training, Sergeant Missile Crewman at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in January 1973. By 1991, after advancing through many . . . — Map (db m104802) 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) WM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Civil War Cabins
Cook House Soldiers on Active campaigns were issued raw rations which they prepared themselves, usually over an open fire. While in winter quarters, company cooks prepared and served food from a log cook house. Food prepared by the cooks . . . — Map (db m105015) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Civil War Winter Cabins
During the American Civil War, the onset of winter weather brought much of the fighting to a close until Spring. Federal and Confederate troops erected winter quarters from forests and scavenged from structures. Construction styles varied and each . . . — Map (db m105014) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — COL. Joseph D. Newsome
Joe Newsome, a Pennsylvania native, graduated from the Pennsylvania Military College in 1961 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army. During his 28-year career he served in a variety of units, including Field Artillery and . . . — Map (db m104443) 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 — Cold War
The end of the Second World War brought an alignment of the developed world behind each of the world’s two superpowers: The United States and the Soviet Union. The West’s struggle against the worldwide threat of Communism came to be called the Cold . . . — Map (db m104798) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Colonel Robert W. Black
Colonel Robert W. Black was born on June 15, 1926 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He grew up on a farm between Carlisle and Gettysburg. He enlisted in the regular Army after High School, volunteered for the Airborne and completed Parachute and Glider . . . — Map (db m104963) HM
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
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Coren Apartments
Multiple structures have stood on the spot of Coren Apartments, named for Captain Issac Coren, who began his Army career in Colonel Henry Knox's Continental Artillery Regiment. In January 1777, General George Washington named Coren commander of the . . . — Map (db m119139) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Corporal Eugene C. Rivera
On April 25, 1951, The Eight Ranger Company (Airborne) found themselves heavily engaged with Chinese forces as they provided forward reconnaissance during the withdrawal of the 24th Infantry Division near a Korean terrain feature designated Hill . . . — Map (db m104739) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Corporal John D. LaWallSixteen Months in the Philippines — Served: 1899-1901 —
At the age of fifteen John D. LaWall enlisted in the 27th U.S. Volunteer Infantry. He returned home in 1901 and wrote a brief summary of his service during the Philippine Insurrection.

There is a time in the life of nearly every boy when he . . . — Map (db m103939) 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 — Defender of Pusan8 Inch Howitzer, M1
The 8 Inch Howitzer was a large-caliber field artillery piece, which provided long-range fire support to Army combat units during World War II (where it was first fielded in 1944), the Korean War, Vietnam, and Cold War. Based on the British 8 Inch . . . — Map (db m104738) 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 — Dragoon Circle
Named for the dragoon units stationed at Carlisle Barracks and the Dragoons who trained at its Cavalry School of Practice during the school’s tenure of operation from 1838 to 1861. — Map (db m120198) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Drummer Jarvis Hanks11th U.S. Infantry, Battle of Lundy’s Lane — Served: July 25, 1814 —
Promised by a sergeant that he would only play a drum during recruiting duty. Jarvis Hanks of the 11th U.S. Infantry, who at 14 years of age, would beat his drum at one of the most formative moments of Army history. Combining communication and . . . — Map (db m104886) 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 — DutyThe Ia Drang Valley, November 1965
“We went to war because our country asked us to go, because our new president… ordered us to go, but more importantly because we saw it as our duty to go.” Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, USA (Ret.) “We Were Soldiers Once… . . . — Map (db m104563) 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 — Final Act – LZ AlbanyNovember 17-18, 1965
Following the close of the fighting around LZ X-Ray, The NVA forces disengaged and disappeared into the surrounding foliage. Us commanders began to remove their troops from the field primarily by helicopter. Because of the extensive air traffic the . . . — Map (db m104447) 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 — 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
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 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
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 — From Chu Lai to the Fulda GapAH-1G to AH-1S
The AH-1G “Cobra” or “Snake” helicopter system filled the Army’s need for a fast armed escort/attack helicopter in Vietnam. unlike the lightly armed Huey, the Cobra carried an array of weapons systems that quickly proved . . . — Map (db m104743) 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 — General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion
Francis Marion was born in 1732 on his family’s plantation in St. John’s parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina. Marion became famous for his highly effective use of guerilla warfare and he served as a model for the future United States Army . . . — Map (db m104965) 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 — Guard Tower
Every American installation was protected by barbed wire obstructions, bunkers and guarded by a chain of tower that provided an elevated position from which to observe the protective perimeter. Initially these towers were constructed of wood and . . . — Map (db m104383) 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 — Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) IEDs are low-technology explosive devices, which are usually homemade. Materials used to make these devices vary widely and include locally sourced switches, power supplies, initiators, explosive devices, and . . . — Map (db m123183) 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 — Induction Centers
During World War II millions of draftees began their military service by reporting to induction centers established throughout the country. At the induction center future soldiers had to successfully complete the following tasks: - Undergo . . . — Map (db m105022) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — IntegrityInter-Allied Games — June-July 1919 —
Integrity Inter-Allied Games June-July 1919

“Run the Army Heritage Trail” Distance: Approximately ¾ mile — Map (db m104824) 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 — Kady BrownellDaughter of a Soldier, Wife of a Soldier, Daughter of the Regiment — Served: 1861-1862 —
Of the women who accompanied Civil War armies, many disguised themselves as men. Born and reared in British Army camps in Africa, where women were commonplace, Kady chose to retain her identity. She followed her husband, Robert Brownwell, into . . . — Map (db m148170) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Lieutenant Colonel William Orlando Darby
William Orlando Darby was born on February 9, 1911. He grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was a former Boy Scout and was an excellent student. Darby attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in 1933 as a Second . . . — Map (db m148269) 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

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