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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg    
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Larry Purtell
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June 16,1863 news
Posted on: 6/16/2017 6:23:48 AM

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: June 16,1863 news
Posted on: 6/16/2017 8:16:06 AM
Hi Larry,

The main article talks about Stuart's Cavalry invading Harrisburg. Just curious if anyone knows if the Union had any troops around Harrisburg to protect the Pennsylvania capital?

Thanks,

MD
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Larry Purtell
USA
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Re: June 16,1863 news
Posted on: 6/16/2017 9:23:03 AM

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Hi Larry,

The main article talks about Stuart's Cavalry invading Harrisburg. Just curious if anyone knows if the Union had any troops around Harrisburg to protect the Pennsylvania capital?

Thanks,

MD
--Michigan Dave



M.D. to the best of my knowledge the only Union troops near Harrisburg on June 16 1863 would have been recruits at camp Curtin. Soon a few of the PA militia called for would appear along with New York regiments.

Larry
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Rick Schaus
Capon Springs, WV, USA
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Re: June 16,1863 news
Posted on: 6/16/2017 6:24:33 PM
MD & Larry,

According to the 20 June return for the Department of the Susquehanna there were 9 officers assigned to the Department HQ (Couch) at Harrisburg.

And there were 26 officers, and 368 men 'present for duty', and 490 'aggregate present' assigned to Harrisburg.

(OR, Pt 3, pp 243)
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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg    
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