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

Burning Of Chambersburg

 
 
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By Craig Stuart Hoffeditz, February 13, 2011
1. Burning Of Chambersburg Marker
Inscription. Over this road Gen. John McCausland's Confederate cavalry marched north on July 29, 1864. By way of Mercersburg, they reached and burned Chambersburg next morning, and were at McConnellsburg next night.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical And Museum Comission.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 44.759′ N, 77° 55.589′ W. Marker was near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker was at the intersection of Blair Valley Road and Hunter Road, on the left when traveling south on Blair Valley Road. Touch for map. Close to Whitetail Ski Resort. Whitetail Ski Resort can been seen in the background for the distant photo. Marker was in this post office area: Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Stuart's Raid (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Marshall (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Davis (approx. 3 miles away); Rev. Steel's Fort (approx. 5 miles away); The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops (approx. 5.2 miles away); Zion Union Cemetery
Burning Of Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Stuart Hoffeditz, February 13, 2011
2. Burning Of Chambersburg Marker
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Mercersburg (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mercersburg Borough (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker was relocated to Blairs Valley Road in 2010. The orginal (1947) location on PA 416 was not used by the main forces of the Confederate calvary.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Burning Of Chambersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Guzy, June 5, 2011
3. Burning Of Chambersburg Marker
Marker found missing as of June 3, 2011.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2011, by Craig Stuart Hoffeditz of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on June 4, 2011, by Dan Guzy of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2011, by Craig Stuart Hoffeditz of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 6, 2011, by Dan Guzy of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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