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Union Gen. Judson Kilpatrick furiously rides back to Hanover after Jeb Stuart’s Confederates slammed into the back of his column on the streets of that borough on June 30, 1863. Kilpatrick’s column had reached Abbottstown when fighting began. After the ensuing Battle of Hanover stopped Stuart from linking up to Robert E. Lee, Stuart went the long way around through the heart of York County and finally connected with Lee on the afternoon of July 2.
A reader is searching for photos of John Ziegler’s house/tavern located at the intersection of Green Valley and Panther Hill Road outside Seven Valleys… .

It was here that Confederate Gen. Jeb Stuart met with his brigade generals after his horsemen withdrew from Hanover after a long day’s fighting on June 30, 1863. (Gray and blue casualties topped 300 that day.)
The rebels would head north via Panther Hill Road, York New Salem, Dover and Dillsburg on their way to find Lee at Carlisle. Lee, then fighting in Gettysburg, actually found Stuart.
The tavern was torn down in the early 1980s.
If you have information or photographs of the tavern, contact Ray at 717- 757-7123 or gentzsa@comcast.net.
For more on the Battle of Hanover, see: booming of guns.