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

Burning of Chambersburg

 
 
Burning of Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
1. Burning of Chambersburg Marker
Inscription. Occupied the morning of July 30, 1864, by cavalry of Confederate Gen. John McCausland. Failing to obtain ransom, he burned the town in reprisal for ruin in the Shenandoah Valley by Gen. David Hunter.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.245′ N, 77° 39.623′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Way (U.S. 30) and Main Street (U.S. 11) on Lincoln Way. Touch for map. Marker is located on the town circle at crossroad in front of the Franklin County Court House in a small park like area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin County (here, next to this marker); Finding Your Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); The Greatest Sacrifice / Prelude to Gettysburg (within shouting distance of
Burning of Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zachary Hinton, August 2007
2. Burning of Chambersburg Marker
this marker); War Between the States (within shouting distance of this marker); French & Indian War – Revolutionary War – War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Soldiers of Franklin County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Burning of Chambersburg - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Civil
 
Reduced to Ashes Interpretive Panel in nearby Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
3. Reduced to Ashes Interpretive Panel in nearby Heritage Center
Relics from the Burning of Chambersburg image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
4. Relics from the Burning of Chambersburg
Items located in the nearby Heritage Center.
War Comes to Franklin County Interpretive Panel in the nearby Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
5. War Comes to Franklin County Interpretive Panel in the nearby Heritage Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2007, by Zachary Hinton of Carneys Point, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,576 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on August 22, 2007, by Zachary Hinton of Carneys Point, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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