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A narrow escape for JEB Stuart at Hanover, Pa.

This meandering watercourse is the remnant of what was once a 15-foot wide and 15-foot deep ditch spanning several farm fields south of Hanover, Pennsylvania, near the Westminster Road. During the Civil War Battle of Hanover on June 30, 1863, … Continue reading

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Old memorial plaque recalls J.E.B. Stuart’s occupation of Dover PA

Back in November of 1907, the citizens of Dover, Pennsylvania, commissioned a copper-plated cast iron plaque commemorating the July 1, 1863, raid by Major General J.E.B. Stuart‘s Confederate cavalry on the town and its environs during the Gettysburg Campaign. That … Continue reading

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Rebels visit Dover – part 3

Typical York County farmland. Confederate columns criss-crossed the undulating region during the last week of June 1863. Rebel soldiers took more than 1,000 horses from county residents, at times leaving behind worn out nags and mules. Stuart’s column freed 80 … Continue reading

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Stuart pauses at Jefferson

A view of the town square in Jefferson, Pennsylvania, (also known as Codorus Post Office during the Civil War) looking to the northwest down Berlin Street. The unusual iron Napoleon cannon tube was the subject of an earlier Cannonball entry. … Continue reading

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