Sunday, June 28, 1863Spearheading the Confederate advance on Harrisburg, Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins captured Mechanicsburg on the morning of Sunday, June 28, 1863. From there, Jenkins split his 1,200 man cavalry force—sending some 300-400 northward via the Hodgestown Road to the Carlisle Pike. At the request of his fearful fellow citizens of Hodgestown, Jacob Otstat destroyed 45 gallons of brandy so that the incoming invaders could not indulge themselves.
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|Placed By||Camp Curtin Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 331993 N 4455811|
|Decimal Degrees||40.23590000, -76.97496667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 14.154', W 76° 58.498'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 14' 9.24" N, 76° 58' 29.88" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Park St Exd, PA 17050, US|
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