McConnellsburg in Fulton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
F. A. Shelton of N.C.
Killed near here
in first battle on Penn. soil
June 30, 1863
Erected 1929 by Elliott Grays Chapter 1877 and North Carolina Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Military • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
Location. 39° 55.442′ N, 77° 59.025′ W. Marker is in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Fulton County. Marker is on Buchanan Trail (Pennsylvania Route 16), on the right when traveling north. Memorial is about 150 feet north of the intersection of Buchanan Trail and Horton Road (Township Road 505). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 547 Buchanan Trail (PA Route 16), Mc Connellsburg PA 17233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Dead (here, next to this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. Pleasures of Roadside Dining (approx. half a mile away); Changing Main Street (approx. 0.9 miles away); Traveling the Lincoln Highway (approx. one mile away); George Diven (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Changing Main Street (approx. one mile away); Fulton County Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnellsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Confederate Dead [McConnellsburg] Historical Marker. Explore PA History entry. (Submitted on October 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Store Ledger of Items Taken in CSA Raid. (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
The Daughters were wrong on two counts:
1) The battle referred to (actually more a a skirmish) was fought on the previous day, June 29.(See link 1)
2) There had been other battles/skirmishes on Pennsylvania soil previous to this. In one fought near Cashtown on June 26, a Confederate
— Submitted October 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 9,384 times since then and 6,090 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2020, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.