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The Battle of Hanover

June 30, 1863 in Hanover, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg Campaign
Union Forces Commanded by:
Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick
Forces Killed Wounded Captured
- 12 43 -

Confederate Forces Commanded by:
Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart
Forces Killed Wounded Captured
- 15 60 60*

**Missing and Captured
Conclusion: Inconclusive Victory


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.
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