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

Messersmith's Woods

 
 
Messersmith's Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Messersmith's Woods Marker
Inscription.  Name of grove selected by Gen. R.E. Lee for his headquarters, June 26-30, 1863. Here he issued the order for the concentration of troops near Gettysburg. Site of woods is just south of this point.
 
Erected 1973 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 date for this entry is June 26, 1780.
 
Location. 39° 55.907′ N, 77° 38.67′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Lincoln Way East, 0.1 miles west of Coldbrook Ave., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 928 Lincoln Way E, 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. Franklin County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chambersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Patrick Gass (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chambersburg Market House
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 0.8 miles away); Donald "Mike" Waters Memorial Playground (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Brown (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Messersmith's Woods - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Messersmith's Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
2. Messersmith's Woods Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,330 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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