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Major Andre' - Carlisle, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 40° 11.950 W 077° 11.360
18T E 313655 N 4452162
Quick Description: Marker noting the site where two British prisoners of war were held in Carlisle during the early stages of the U.S. Revolutionary War.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/10/2008 5:28:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM3BRV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
Views: 17

Long Description:
Major Andre' was executed as a spy in 1780, and Lt. Despard was executed in 1803.

Marker text is as follows:

For a short time in 1776, Major Andre and Lt. Despard, British prisoners of war, were detained in a tavern that stood on this site. Some years later, after an exchange and recapture, Andre was executed as a spy.
Marker Name: Major Andre

County: Cumberland

Date Dedicated: 12/06/1949

Marker Type: City

Location: S. Hanover St. between South & Pomfret Sts., Carlisle

Category: Military, American Revolution

Website: [Web Link]

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