Jefferson’s new Civil War marker to be dedicated on Saturday, June 27
The Codorus Valley Area Historical Association has sponsored a project to have Jefferson, Pennsylvania’s Civil War heritage recognized and memorialized by the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Program. The efforts have paid off, and a suitable marker has been cast and painted, and will be installed shortly. The marker will be in the town square (intersection of PA 516 & SR 3041), which I featured in a past Cannonball blog entry.
Just before the Battle of Gettysburg, the town of Jefferson was forced to supply both Union and Confederate troops with supplies, horses, and cattle as they passed through the town. The marker emphasizes the impact of the Gettysburg Campaign on civilian populations.
The ceremony will begin at 1:00 PM on Saturday morning, June 27. Representatives from the state’s historical commission will be on hand, as well as local dignitaries and members of the historical association.
The event is FREE and open to the public!