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In Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the Barracks garrison and New York militia units evacuate the town

Cumberland County Courthouse, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Fall 2008, zoomable image
06/25/1863
Captain David Hastings and his 250 man garrison evacuated the Carlisle Barracks in the early evening. Later that night the two New York Militia regiments in rifle pits to the west of the town were awakened, assembled, and marched away towards New Kingston to the east. Confederate troops entered the town unopposed on the morning of June 27, 1863.  Hastings' wife and teenaged son Edgar, a student at Dickinson College, also left the town during the occupation. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Cooper H. Wingert, The Confederate Approach on Harrisburg: The Gettysburg Campaign's Northernmost Reaches (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012), 57-58.
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