Battle for Hanover

The Battle for Hanover is a not very well known, but very important action in the Gettysburg Campaign. Licensed Battlefield Guide John Krepps has written a book on this event: A Strong and Sudden Onslaught, The Cavalry Action at Hanover, Pennsylvania. John will be the host for our series on the events leading up to the battle, and the battle itself.
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Battle for Hanover Part 1
In today’s post we will concentrate on an introduction to Stuart’s Cavalry raid, and show some images from Union Mills, Maryland.
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Battle for Hanover Part 2
In today’s post we continue our visit to Union Mills and look at the route of the Old Hanover Road.
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Battle for Hanover Part 3
In today’s post we finish our approach to Hanover and stop along Line Road and the Gitt Farm.
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Battle for Hanover Part 4
In today’s post John described the initial clash at Hanover on the morning of June 30, 1863.
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Battle for Hanover Part 5
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Krepps shows that as the battle moved toward Hanover’s town square, Confederate cavalry found an alley to outflank Union forces moving on Frederick Street.
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Battle for Hanover Part 6
In today’s post, Licensed Battlefield Guide John Krepps shows us some items on the southwest and southeast quadrants of Hanover’s Town Square.
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Battle for Hanover Part 7
In today’s post, John Krepps shows us the location of the farthest Confederate advance north of Hanover’s Town Square.
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Battle for Hanover Part 8
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Krepps showed us “The Commons,” used by the 5th New York Cavalry as a staging area before they counterattacked the Confederates. He also shows us some monuments on the northeast quadrant of Hanover’s Town Square.
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Battle for Hanover Part 9
In today’s post, Licensed Battlefield Guide John Krepps shows us how the fighting moved south and southwest of Hanover and how Major-General J.E.B. Stuart jumped a ditch as he escaped from Union forces.
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Battle for Hanover Part 10
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Krepps shows us the high ground south of Hanover used by Stuart’s cavalry to post their artillery.
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Battle for Hanover Part 11
In today’s post, Licensed Battlefield Guide John Krepps continued to show us the high ground south of Hanover used by Stuart’s cavalry to post their artillery, and also the area where skirmishing occurred east of Hanover.
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