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Ayr Township near McConnellsburg in Fulton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Soldiers

 
 
Confederate Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2009
1. Confederate Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  
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 SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsMilitaryWar, 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 near McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Fulton County. It is in Ayr Township. 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
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Pleasures of Roadside Dining (approx. half a mile away); Changing 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 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.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Inaccuracies in the marker
The Daughters were inaccurate 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
Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Confederate Dead Marker
UDC Memorial to right.
cavalryman was mortally wounded.
    — Submitted October 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Confederate Dead Marker
Looking NW on Buchanan Trail (PA Route 16) toward McConnellsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 32,295 times since then and 2,240 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.

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