The Cavalry Action at Hanover, Pennsylvania is York CWRT Topic on March 16
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John T. Krepps is shown pointing out terrain features in this photograph that first appeared on the Gettysburg Daily’s outstanding website.
The York Civil War Round Table will feature author John T. Krepps at its monthly meeting on March 16, 2011, discussing his book, “A Strong and Sudden Onslaught: The Cavalry Action at Hanover, Pennsylvania.”
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the auditorium of the York County Heritage Trust at 250 E. Market St. in downtown York, Pennsylvania. There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome! Parking is also free.
The talk will give an overview of General Stuart’s Confederate cavalry movements during late June 1863 along with an analysis of Stuart’s fight in Hanover with the Union forces of General H. Judson Kilpatrick. Focus will also be placed on the hardships endured by the cavalrymen and horses during the campaign, and the effects on the local civilian population.
John T. Krepps is a native of McSherrystown, Pennsylvania, and is a descendant of four ancestors who fought in the Civil War. The author grew up and still resides on land that was controlled by Confederate troops during the Battle of Hanover. He has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg since 1995. He has written on Confederate cavalry movements for Blue & Gray magazine, and also a short history of his ancestor, Michael Krepps, in Battery G, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Along with Gettysburg, he does tours of Antietam, South Mountain, and Harpers Ferry.
John provided a series of very interesting battlewalks which were taped and shown on Gettysburg Daily over a period of several weeks. To view these fascinating videos on the June 30, 1863, Battle of Hanover, click here.
Also, to read more about John’s highly regarded book on the fighting at Hanover, read my short review on Cannonball.