Hanover in the Revolutionary war

Hanover in the Revolutionary war (HM2T3)

Location: Hanover, PA 17331 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.032', W 76° 58.968'

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Immediately after the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1776, a company of Hanover, York and Gettysburg area citizens marched to Boston to support their fellow colonists. Another local battalion responded to the British threat to Long Island and New York City. the men were armed with locally made flint-lock Pennsylvania rifles, the envy of British troops.
Colonial Richard McAllister commanded a company of Hanoverians known as McAllister's Regiment. They attacked the British on Staten Island, New York, in October 1776 and captured the first Hessian mercenaries as prisoners of the Revolution. The next month, the British defeated McAllister's Regiment and other Americans on Manhattan Island with nearly 3,000 captured. Remnants of McAllister's force became part of George Washington's victory of Trenton, New Jersey on Christmas 1776. Later, additional militia from Hanover and York County were involved in battles defending Philadelphia.
Battle of HanoverFor information on the 1863 Civil War Battle of Hanover, we invite you to view the waysides along Frederick Street and Broadway.
HM NumberHM2T3
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 330251 N 4407499
Decimal Degrees39.80053333, -76.98280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.032', W 76° 58.968'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 1.92" N, 76° 58' 58.08" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 Center Square, Hanover PA 17331, US
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