The Confederates Take Stock

The Confederates Take Stock (HM6P0)

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

N 39° 48.113', W 76° 58.926'

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"After they had passed out Frederick Street the doctor and I picked up three or four dead soldiers, lying in the street between Centre Square and the Reformed Church, and carried them to the side-walks"
-Rev. Wm. K. Zeilber, pastor Emmanuel Reformed Church (Dr. George Hinkel)

After the initial success of the Confederate charge, the center of Hanover was occupied by a large contingent of Southern cavalry. In some areas, individual Union cavalrymen were still fighting defensively or had found hiding places. In the town, squads of the 2nd North Carolina and 13th Virginia Cavalry Regiments were bringing in captured Union men.

Near the intersection ahead, Reverend William Zieber witnessed "a band of Confederates" riding down "Abbottstown Street toward the Square with a number of Union prisoners and ambulance wagons." A few blocks to the north, Union troops at the Public Commons were reorganizing.

Major John Hammond had just led the veteran 5th New York Cavalry Regiment there. Small groups of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment joined them as well. Gathering in an open field, they formed a line ready to charge the Center Square.
HM NumberHM6P0
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Battle of Hanover Walking Tour series
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 330314 N 4407647
Decimal Degrees39.80188333, -76.98210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.113', W 76° 58.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 6.78" N, 76° 58' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130 Broadway, Hanover PA 17331, US
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