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Reconnoitering Confederates reach the Susquehanna, across from the Pennsylvania state capital

East Pennsborough Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1872, zoomable image
06/29/1863
With the Union defenders distracted by the skirmishing around Camp Hill, General Albert Jenkins, along with General Ewell's engineering staff, scouted south of the Union defenses and reached the banks of the Susquehanna at Wormleysburg, across the river from Harrisburg.  Orders for the concentration on Gettysburg were already being delivered, however, and this was the closest Confederate units came to Harrisburg.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Edward Longacre, The Cavalry at Gettysburg: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations during the Civil War's Pivotal Campaign, 9 June-14 July 1863 (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1993), 146. 

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