Abbottstown Street/Broadway

Abbottstown Street/Broadway (HM5GN)

Location: Hanover, PA 17331 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.099', W 76° 58.927'

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A Glimpse of Hanover's Past
The chaotic fighting at the Center Square quickly spilled over onto several side streets, alleys, and fields. At the first sign of trouble, Major John Hammond led an organized withdrawal of the 5th New York Cavalry Regiment from Abbottstown Street/Broadway into the Public Commons along today's Railroad Street. Meanwhile, Union ambulances and remnants of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment retreated along the rout of Abbottstown Street.

Along Abbottstown Street/Broadway can be found many surviving pre-Civil War buildings that are identified by numbered brass plaques located by the main entrance.

"...the ambulances ran over him inflicting injuries from which he died at his home near Black Creek, N.Y."
-Colonel John Hammond describing ambulance guard Bradley Alexander's traumatic injury.
HM NumberHM5GN
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Battle of Hanover Walking Tour series
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 330312 N 4407621
Decimal Degrees39.80165000, -76.98211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.099', W 76° 58.927'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 5.94" N, 76° 58' 55.62" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114-128 Broadway, Hanover PA 17331, US
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