Carlisle (kärlĪlˈ, kärˈlĪl) [key], borough (1990 pop. 18,419), seat of Cumberland co., S Pa.; inc. 1782. Its manufactures include electronics and paper, rubber, wood, food, and leather products. In the last conflict (1754–63) of the French and Indian Wars the Forbes (1758) and Bouquet (1763) expeditions were organized there. A munitions depot during the Revolution, Carlisle was a headquarters for Washington during the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. Molly Pitcher is buried in the Old Graveyard. The borough was a stop on the Underground Railroad and was attacked during the Civil War by Gen. Fitzhugh Lee. Carlisle is the seat of the U.S. Army War College, Dickinson College, and Pennsylvania State Univ. Dickinson School of Law.
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