The Battle of Hanover, which took place on June 29, 1863, delayed the arrival of General J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry at the Battle of Gettysburg until mid-afternoon of the second day of the pivotal conflict.
- June 30, 1863
- York County, Pennsylvania
Principal Union Commanders
- Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick
- Brigadier General George A. Custer
- Brigadier General Elon Farnsworth
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Major General J.E.B. Stuart
- Colonel John R. Chambliss,
- Brigadier General Fitzhugh (‘Fitz’) Lee
Union Forces Engaged
- 3rd Cavalry Division of the Army of the Potomac
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Stuart’s Cavalry Division of the Army of Northern Virginia
Number of Union soldiers engaged
- Roughly 5,000
Number of Confederate soldiers engaged
- Roughly 6,000
Estimated Union Casualties
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- During the Battle of Hanover, Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart escaped being captured by pursuing Yankees by leaping his horse over a fifteen-foot-wide ravine.
- The Battle of Hanover was a significant engagement because it delayed the arrival of Stuart’s cavalry at the Battle of Gettysburg until mid-afternoon of the second day of the pivotal conflict.