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

Union Soldiers of Franklin County

 
 
Union Soldiers of Franklin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
1. Union Soldiers of Franklin County Marker
Inscription.
Erected in memory
of the
Soldiers of Franklin County who
fought for the Union in the
War Between the States 1861-1865
Dedicated July 17th, 1878
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Approximately 40 feet southwest of this tablet, Generals Robert E. Lee and A. P. Hill met mounted, and held a brief conference about 10 o’clock A.M. on Friday, June 26th, 1863. This was the first move which ultimately led to the decision on Monday, June 29th, to concentrate the Army of Northern Virginia in the direction of Gettysburg, and decided the location of the battle with the Army of the Potomac at that place.

 
Erected 1878.
 
Location. 39° 56.247′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is located at the base of Union Soldier statue in Memorial Square. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mexican War – Spanish American War – World War (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (here, next to this marker); War Between the States
Union Soldiers of Franklin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
2. Union Soldiers of Franklin County Marker
(here, next to this marker); World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam Conflict (a few steps from this marker); French & Indian War – Revolutionary War – War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 (a few steps from this marker); Finding Your Way (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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker and Union Soldier Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. Marker and Union Soldier Statue
Chambersburg Memorial Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
4. Chambersburg Memorial Fountain
The marker is located near Memorial Fountain at the center of Memorial Square. The fountain, which honors the more than 5,000 soldiers from Franklin County who served in the Civil War, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Site of the Confederate Conference image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
5. Site of the Confederate Conference
As mentioned on the marker Gen. Robt. E. Lee and Gen. A.P. Hill decided to move their troops towards Gettysburg at this location near the Union Soldiers of Franklin County marker (seen in the background).
Closeup Union Soldier Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
6. Closeup Union Soldier Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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