GDG- Lee - Harrisburg

ATMackeyJr at ATMackeyJr at
Sat Jan 28 15:29:34 CST 2012

It was also the northernmost engagement ever that involved elements of  the 
Best Regards,
Al Mackey
In a message dated 1/28/2012 4:26:03 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
wbaetz at writes:

According to the authors of 'Civil War Harrisburg', there was  a  
skirmish between advance elements of Jenkins cavalry and two  regiments  
of NY militia at Sporting Hill, between Mechanicsburg and  Camp Hill,  
on June 30th. After this action, confederate troopers  evidently  
retreated towards Carlisle, suffering 16 killed and at  least "20 or  
30" wounded carried away.

There may have been  confederate scouts closer to Harrisburg, but this  
seems to be the  closest engagement to the  city.

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