The Winebrenner Tannery

The Winebrenner Tannery (HM2SB)

Location: Hanover, PA 17331 York County
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N 39° 47.784', W 76° 59.303'

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The Scene of Repeated Cavalry Charges

By the time the counter attack on the 5th New York Cavalry Regiment had reached this area, the center of Hanover was once again under Union control. The New Yorkers continued along Frederick Street but were soon halted by gunfire from Confederate reinforcements.

Control of this area remained uncertain as cavalrymen from New York and Pennsylvania fought those from North Carolina and Virginia. The arrival of Union Brigadier General Farnsworth with elements of the 1st West Virginia and 1st Vermont Calvary Regiments tipped the balance of power to the Union side.

The Union cavalrymen again made another charge, "driving the rebels in confusion along the road and through the fields." During this charge, Private Thomas Burke of the 5th New York Cavalry captured the colors of the 13th Virginia Cavalry Regiment and was later awarded the Medal of Honor. Two companies from the 1st Vermont Cavalry captured approximately twenty prisoners of "the worn out" 13th Virginia and 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiments in this area.

"We captured one of their colonels in an old tan vat, into which his horse had fallen."- S. JH. Mason, formerly Sergeant of the 5th New york Cavalry Regiment

Private Abraham Folger of the 5th New York Cavalry claimed to have captured Lt. Colonel Payne and stated that: "His gray uniform with its velvet facing and white gauntlet gloves, his face and hair had all been completely stained..."

An unidentified private of the 1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment also claimed to have captured Payne.
HM NumberHM2SB
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Battle of Hanover Walking Tour series
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 9:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 329762 N 4407051
Decimal Degrees39.79640000, -76.98838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.784', W 76° 59.303'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 47.04" N, 76° 59' 18.18" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 277-299 PA-194, Hanover PA 17331, US
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