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

Messersmith's Woods

 
 
Messersmith's Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Messersmith's Woods Marker
Inscription. Name of grove selected by Gen. R.E. Lee for his headquarters, June 26-30, 1863. Here he issued the order for the concentration of troops near Gettysburg. Site of woods is just south of this point.
 
Erected 1973 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 55.907′ N, 77° 38.67′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on US 30 0.1 miles west of Coldbrook Ave., on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chambersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Patrick Gass (approx. 0.8 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Brown (approx. 0.9 miles away); King Street Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joseph Winters (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Messersmith's Woods - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Messersmith's Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
2. Messersmith's Woods Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,396 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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