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Confederate cavalry occupy Mechanicsburg, just nine miles from the Pennsylvania state capitol

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, North Ward, 1872, zoomable map
06/28/1863
The day after marching through Carlisle, Confederate cavalry reached Mechanicsburg at around nine in the morning, just nine miles from the Pennsylvania Capitol building in Harrisburg.  General Jenkins established a temporary headquarters at the Ashland Hotel and made the usual demands for supplies upon the citizenry.  When the requests had been filled, he joined his men camped just east of the town.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Jacob Hoke, The Great Invasion of 1863 or General Lee in Pennsylvania ... (Dayton, OH: W.J. Shuey, 1887), 183. 
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