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

Mexican War – Spanish American War – World War

Soldiers of Franklin County

 
 
Mexican War – Spanish American War – World War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
1. Mexican War – Spanish American War – World War Marker
Inscription.  
Mexican War     1846-1848
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4 officers and 122 men – Co. B, 11th U.S. Regular Infantry. Approximately 325 men enlisted in the U.S. Army from Franklin County.
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Spanish American War     1898-1899
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Co. C, 8th Regt., Penna. Volunteer Infantry. There were enrolled in this war 112 officers and men.
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World War     1917-1919
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In this war Franklin County sent into the Armies of the United States to fill her quota about 1600 officers and men.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1600.
 
Location. 39° 56.25′ N, 77° 39.678′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 11) and Lincoln Way (U.S. 30), in the median on Main Street. The marker is located near Memorial Fountain at the center of Memorial Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Lincoln Way W, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Maine Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam Conflict (here, next to this marker); Union Soldiers of Franklin County (here, next to this marker); War Between the States (here, next to this marker); French & Indian War – Revolutionary War – War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); Finding Your Way (a few steps from this marker); Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Fountain and Union Soldier Statue (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Marker in Chambersburg image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
2. Marker in Chambersburg
The Mexican War – Spanish American War – World War marker is located next to a memorial to the USS Maine.
USS Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. USS Maine Memorial
This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine.
Memorial Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
4. Memorial Fountain
The Mexican War – Spanish American War – World War marker is located next to this fountain which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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