The Forney Farms

The Forney Farms (HM5GI)

Location: Hanover, PA 17331 York County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 47.746', W 76° 59.317'

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Fighting Focused on Forney Lands

As the initial attack by the 13th Virginia and 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiments gained momentum, they charged along Frederick Street and through the Forney fields which were located on the land in front of you. On your left, the retreating Union rear guard reached other members of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment.

Shortly after, the pursuing Confederate cavalry plunged into the midst of the Pennsylvania's column. This clash set off a chain reaction that soon pushed the Union cavalry back through the town. Union counterattacks followed, driving the Rebels back through this same area to the high ground southwest of Hanover.
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HM NumberHM5GI
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Battle of Hanover Walking Tour series
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 2:56am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 329741 N 4406981
Decimal Degrees39.79576667, -76.98861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.746', W 76° 59.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 44.76" N, 76° 59' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Frederick St, Hanover PA 17331, US
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