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New Gettysburg Campaign sign in Weiglestown area

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania has erected a new wayside marker in Weiglestown on State Route 74 between Shiloh and Dover. It marks the spot where Confederate Major General Jubal A. Early turned off the Davidsburg Road and began his movement into York, as well as where he dispatched the 17th Virginia Cavalry under his antebellum friend Col. William H. French on a mission to destroy two railroad bridges at York Haven.
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Jubal Early’s men also used the Davidsburg Road to leave the York / Dover area, heading west on June 30, 1863, towards Adams County, where they would cease marching in the late afternoon and establish camp three miles east of Heidlersburg along East Berlin Road. I will post photos of their campsites over the next few weeks.