Ayr Township in Fulton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
W. B. Moore of VA. 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 memorial 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 Ayr Township, Pennsylvania, in Fulton County. Memorial 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, Mc Connellsburg PA 17233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Campaign (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pleasures of Roadside DiningChanging Main Street (approx. 0.9 miles away); 209 Lincoln Way East (approx. 0.9 miles away); 205 Lincoln Way East (approx. 0.9 miles away); 203 Lincoln Way East (approx. one mile away); Traveling the Lincoln Highway (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ayr Township.
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 23, a Confederate cavalryman was mortally wounded.
— Submitted October 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of
Additional keywords. Neo-Confederate propaganda; white supremacist propaganda; lost cause propaganda
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 17,934 times since then and 6,226 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.