Accession Number : ADA168061


Title :   Skirmishing around Carlisle - 1863,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Clark,Raymond N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a168061.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to clarify and document several small skirmishes that took place in and around Carlisle, Pennsylvania during June-July 1863 when military forces under the command of Confederate Generals Ewell and Stuart occupied the area. Data was gathered using a literature search, map studies, archive searches, and terrain walks. Because these skirmishes took place shortly before the Gettysburg Battle they have not been well documented by historians nor have the sites been preserved by local or state authorities. Little information is available on the activities of the Pennsylvania Emergency Militia regiments which were formed in June-July 1863 and, in some cases, participated in these skirmishes. Because the Emergency units were activated for such short periods of time, they seem to have produced few official records, leaving historians little to work with. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LAND WARFARE , *PENNSYLVANIA , *REGIMENT LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , EMERGENCIES , BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , LITERATURE SURVEYS , TERRAIN , HISTORY , MAPS , ARCHIVES , GENERAL OFFICERS , BATTLES , BARRACKS , HISTORIANS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE