Battle of Hanover Commemoration events and trails
The Civil War Battle of Hanover was fought on June 30th, 1863.
There were more than 300 casualties in the fighting and although it wasn’t considered a major engagement, Hanover proved to be significant because it delayed Confederate General Jeb Stuart’s Calvary troops from meeting up with and providing intelligence to Commanding General Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg.
The Battle of Hanover will be commemorated starting Thursday morning. Events also include the launch of the Heart of Hanover Trails.
We learn more on Thursday’s Smart Talk from Matthew Jackson, Chief Editor of the Hanover Commemoration and editor of the social media hub, The Valley: For Good Change in the 717, Susquehanna Valley and Chesapeake Bay Watershed along with historian and author Jim McClure, who is the retired publisher of the York Daily Record and York Sunday News.