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Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stuart's Raid

 
 
Stuart's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Stuart Hoffeditz, February 13, 2011
1. Stuart's Raid Marker
Inscription. Confederate cavalry under Gen. J.E.B. Stuart entered this state Oct. 10. 1862. Unable to burn the iron bridge at Chambersburg, they reentered Maryland near Emmitsburg, Oct. 11, circling the Union Army.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical And Museum Comission.
 
Location. 39° 43.42′ N, 77° 56.229′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Blairs Valley Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. On way North to Whitetail Ski Resort. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14877 Blairs Valley Road, Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burning Of Chambersburg (approx. 1.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Fort Marshall (approx. 3.8 miles away); Vital Crossroads (approx. 4.6 miles away in Maryland); A Road Nurtures A Vision (approx. 4.7 miles away in Maryland); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 4.7 miles away in Maryland); Fort Frederick (approx. 4.7 miles away in Maryland); Fort Davis (approx. 4.7 miles away); Clear Spring (approx. 4.7 miles away in Maryland). Click for a list of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker
Stuart's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Stuart Hoffeditz, February 13, 2011
2. Stuart's Raid Marker
was orginally installed on PA 75 in 1947. It was moved to Blairs Valley Road in 2009 to reflect the actual route Stuart's calvary took.
 
Also see . . .
1. J.E.B Stuart's Raid on Mercersburg. (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by Craig Stuart Hoffeditz of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.)
2. Stuart's Raid - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. James Ewell Brown "J.E.B." Stuart at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Stuart Hoffeditz of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on , by Dan Guzy of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Stuart Hoffeditz of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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