Reenactment of the Battle of Hanover

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On Tuesday, July 2, the 150th Reenactment of the Battle of Hanover will take place, commemorating the 1863 engagement that delayed J.E.B. Stuart's return to Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Gettysburg campaign. J. David Petruzzi, author of “The Complete Gettysburg Guide,” will narrate the event.

More than 200 dedicated cavalry reenactors will recreate the scene on the historic Sheppard Farm in Union Township.  The 600-acre farm includes land fought over on June 30, 1863, as Stuart tried to reconnect with Lee. The event is open to the public with ticket sales and other proceeds benefiting the Land Conservancy of Adams County (LCAC).  LCAC is a private, nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving the rural lands and character of Adams County, including historic properties in and around the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Gates open at 1pm, and the reenactment begins at 6pm.  For more information, call (717) 334-2828, email  or visit