Posted on 09/19/2018
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Historic Battle of Sporting Hill to be Remembered by local Historians

On Sunday, September 23rd, Hampden Township Commissioner Nate Silcox, members of the Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee, along with several historians, will help dedicate the Civil War Point of Remembrance at the Hampden Township Veterans Park at 12:00 p.m.

“One hundred and fifty-five years ago, back in 1863, the northern most engagement of the Civil War took place here in Hampden Township,” said Commissioner Silcox. “On Sunday, we will dedicate the new Civil War Monument, or Point of Remembrance — to help us remember this War and the Battle of Sporting Hill.”

Joining Commissioner Silcox, will be Jim Schmick, owner of the Civil War & More store in Mechanicsburg, Mike Perry, Executive Director of the Army Heritage Center Foundation in Carlisle, and Don Paul Shearer, Executive Director of the West Shore Historical Society.
The Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee, a non-organization, was formed in 2010 by Commissioner Silcox to lead the fundraising efforts and design of the Hampden Township Veterans Park. The 18-acre Veterans Park is located between Wertzville Road and the on-ramp to I-81 and is accessible through the Giant Grocery Store parking lot along Marketplace Way. The Park currently includes the first phase of the Leon Lock Veterans Memorial, nine of twelve Points of Remembrance for the wars in our nation’s history, and several Eagle Scout and community projects.

The Civil War Point of Remembrance was sponsored by Commissioner Silcox and his family.

This event is free and open to the public. Media coverage is requested.
Contact: Nate Silcox (717) 649-2085 or

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