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

Patrick Gass

(1771 - 1870)

 
 
Patrick Gass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Patrick Gass Marker
Inscription. Enlisted by Meriwether Lewis as a private in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1803 - 1806; selected as a Sergeant in August, 1804. His carpentry and soldiering skills earned written commendation from Lewis. Gass later published his diaries of the Expedition. A veteran of the War of 1812 and Battle of Lundy's Lane, Ontario, Gass was born and resided here until age ten.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 55.793′ N, 77° 37.774′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Franklin Farm Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is behind the Extension Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (approx. mile away); Chambersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Messersmith's Woods (approx. 0.8 miles away); Franklin County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery
Patrick Gass Marker and Extension Office Building image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. Patrick Gass Marker and Extension Office Building
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Brown (approx. 1.6 miles away); Joseph Winters (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sergeant Patrick Gass. (Submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Patrick Gass - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Patrick Gass at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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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 1,144 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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