The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle

The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle (HM5GG)

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

N 39° 47.992', W 76° 59.068'

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"Our town on Tuesday for the first time saw and felt all the incidents, scenes and horrors of actual war." The Hanover Spectator, founded by Senary Leader in 1844, was owned by his widow, Maria, at the time of the Civil War. It was published out of an office on Frederick Street. In the July 3, 1863, edition, the newspaper reported two scenes during the battle that "are indelibly impressed upon our memory."

"Captain Farley, of the 5th New York, led a charge of Carbineers on the enemy...a private named Bogue, of the 5th New York, was captured by a squad of Rebels and his horse shot in front of this office —in less than 10 minutes this same Rebel squad, 15 in number, were captured by the 5th New York, and Bogue released." The report goes on to tell how Hanover citizens assisted "in burying the Rebel dead," provided "comfort and relief" to wounded soldiers from both sides, and collected trophies—broken carbines, pistols, sabres, bullets, pieces of shell—which "all bear witness to the severity of the fight."

"...the front of St. Matthew Church, upon whose steeple Kilpatrick had gone a short time before to take observation and try to ascertain the disposition of the Confederate troops and their number."
—Encounter at Hanover
HM NumberHM5GG
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Battle of Hanover Walking Tour series
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 330106 N 4407428
Decimal Degrees39.79986667, -76.98446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.992', W 76° 59.068'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 59.52" N, 76° 59' 4.08" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 55-99 PA-194, Hanover PA 17331, US
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