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

Confederate Conference

 
 
Confederate Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Confederate Conference Marker
Inscription.  On June 26, 1863, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and staff, entered this square. After conferring with Gen. A.P. Hill, near the middle of the 'Diamond', Lee turned eastward and made headquarters at the edge of town.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1784.
 
Location. 39° 56.236′ N, 77° 39.693′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Main Street, on the left when traveling west on Lincoln Highway. Marker is on the southwest corner of the square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 S Main St, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (here, next to this marker); Flashpoint for Invasion (here, next to this marker); The Franklin County Community Foundation (FCCF)
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(a few steps from this marker); Memorial Fountain and Union Soldier Statue (a few steps from this marker); Union Soldiers of Franklin County (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam Conflict (within shouting distance of this marker); Mexican War – Spanish American War – World War (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Confederate Conference - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Great Invasion of 1863 Interpretive Panel in the nearby Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
2. Great Invasion of 1863 Interpretive Panel in the nearby Heritage Center
Confederate Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. Confederate Conference Marker
Marker in Chambersburg image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
4. Marker in Chambersburg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,650 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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