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Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers’ Company

 
 
Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company Marker
Inscription. Recruited in this part of Cumberland (now Franklin) County, Chambers' Company was a unit of the first battalion in the colonies authorized by Congress, in June 1775. From here this company marched about 450 miles to join the siege of Boston. The battalion became the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment, with Chambers as Colonel, 1777-81; he was later a Brigadier General of militia.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.332′ N, 77° 39.737′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from W. King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the Falling Spring Park behind the Fort Chambers marker. 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. Fort Chambers (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Chambers (within shouting distance of this marker); This Dwight D. Eisenhower Green Ash (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding Family Memorial Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); The John Jack Tavern
Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 19, 2012
2. Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Greatest Sacrifice / Prelude to Gettysburg (about 500 feet away); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (about 600 feet away); World War II – Korean Conflict – Vietnam Conflict (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Falling Spring image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Falling Spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,022 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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