Hanover, Battle of – Facts2019-02-16T13:27:37+00:00
J.E.B Stuart

The Battle of Hanover kept J.E.B. Stuart and his cavalry from arriving in Gettysburg until the second day of the battle.

Battle of Hanover Facts

June 29, 1863

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.

Date

  • June 30, 1863

Location

  • York County, Pennsylvania

Campaign

  • Gettysburg

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

  • 215

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 117

Result

  • Inconclusive

Significance

  • 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.

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  • Article Title Battle of Hanover Facts
  • Coverage June 29, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Hanover, Gettysburg Campaign
  • Website Name American History Central
  • URL
  • Access Date May 19, 2019
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 16, 2019

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