Hanover
Civil War Pennsylvania


American Civil War
June 30, 1863

Major General 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.

Brigadier General Farnsworth's brigade arrived and counterattacked, routing the Confederate vanguard and nearly capturing Stuart himself. Stuart counterattacked.

Reinforced by Brigadier General 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.

Result(s): Inconclusive

Location: York County

Campaign: Gettysburg Campaign (June-August 1863) next battle in campaign    previous battle in campaign

Date(s): June 30, 1863

Principal Commanders: Brigadier General H. Judson Kilpatrick [US]; Major General J.E.B. Stuart [CS]

Forces Engaged: Brigades

Estimated Casualties: 330 total


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