Battle of Hanover

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Battle of Hanover
Began:

June 30, 1863

Ended:

Same day

Location:

York County, Pennsylvania

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Gettysburg Campaign

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Commanders

Judson Kilpatrick
Brigadier General, USA

J.E.B. Stuart
Major General, CSA

Strength

5,000

6,000

Casualties

215

117

  

Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry, which was riding north to get around the Union army, attacked a Union cavalry regiment, driving it through the streets of Hanover. Brig. Gen. Farnsworth’s brigade arrived and counterattacked, routing the Confederate vanguard and nearly capturing Stuart himself. Stuart counterattacked. Reinforced by Brig. Gen. George A. Custer’s brigade, Farnsworth held his ground, and a stalemate ensued. Stuart was forced to continue north and east to get around the Union cavalry, further delaying his attempt to rejoin Lee’s army which was then concentrating at Cashtown Gap west of Gettysburg. (NPS summary)

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