Sunday, June 28 and Monday, June 29, 1863Confederate General's Albert G. Jenkin's trot towards Harrisburg was stalled as he neared Oyster's Point, named for a tavern owned by the Oyster family at the junction of Carlisle Pike and Trindle Springs Road. In 1863, these two roads met to form a fork or a "point" around the 3000 block of Market Street. Recognizing the strategic advantage of controlling these roads, select Union forces advanced from the defenses of Harrisburg and gathered in the vicinity. The Oysters' quaint tavern, a mere three and a half miles from the state capital, would soon become the focal point of hostilities in the hours before Gettysburg.
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|Placed By||Camp Curtin Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 336233 N 4456326|
|Decimal Degrees||40.24138333, -76.92528333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 14.483', W 76° 55.517'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 14' 28.98" N, 76° 55' 31.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-94 N 24th St, Camp Hill PA 17011, US|
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