Harrisburg Historical

Harrisburg Historical (HM1XJX)

Location: Harrisburg, PA 17101 Dauphin County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 15.586', W 76° 52.907'

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Capital Of The Keystone State Preserved!

Harrisburg was one of the prizes Robert E. Lee's army was after. Home to Camp Curtin, the largest Northern training camp of the war, Harrisburg's network of railroads was vital for moving troops and supplies for the Union war effort. The capital of a northern state, its capture may have led to official recognition of the Confederacy by Europe. The psychological blow of losing Harrisburg could have affected the upcoming elections, strengthening the support for a negotiated peace. Any of these might have left the Confederacy intact. Despite fighting small skirmishes within a few miles of Harrisburg, the majority of Lee's army never made it to the city, and the decisive battle of the war would be fought in Gettysburg.
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HM NumberHM1XJX
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByPennsylvania Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 339977 N 4458288
Decimal Degrees40.25976667, -76.88178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.586', W 76° 52.907'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 35.16" N, 76° 52' 54.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-208 Market St, Harrisburg PA 17101, US
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