Historical Markers and War Memorials in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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In memory of all those who served in the Civil War
(War to Suppress the Rebellion)
1861 - 1865
This memorial is dedicated
And to Waynesboro's only Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Henry G. Bonebrake
Rank and . . . — — Map (db m202069) HM WM
She inspired, she endured for 52 years, she symbolized the future of education in the Waynesboro area.
Waynesboro High School 1937-1954
Waynesboro Area Senior High School 1954-1962
East Junior High School 1962-1989
Superintendent – . . . — — Map (db m103546) HM
Gen. Jubal Early's Confederate troops occupied Waynesboro June 23, 1863. Next day they marched by Mont Alto to Greenwood, or Black Gap, where, June 25, they were ordered by Gen. Ewell to march to York. — — Map (db m202170) HM
Laid out the present town in 1797 and named it Waynesburg in honor of General Anthony Wayne. In 1831, name changed to Waynesboro. Stone portion of the Wallace house still stands about 200 yards southeast of here. — — Map (db m8003) HM
Dedicated in memory to all who made the Sacrifice for freedom
Baker, Dennis Lee
Fitz, Harold Lewis
Gibson, David W.
Mayhugh, William K.
Miller, Jack H.
Meyers, Robert E.
Myers, Charles D. Jr.
Naugle, Walter E. . . . — — Map (db m159814) WM
Stood the home of Colonial Patriot John Wallace, Junior February 15, 1755 - May 1811 Founder of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania - 1797 The town laid out in 1797 was named Waynesburg until 1831. The plot included the original "settlement" which came to be . . . — — Map (db m8004) HM
The one-and-a-half story structure that stands about 100 yds. north of here is one of the oldest buildings in Waynesboro. Built for a schoolhouse and church between 1770 and 1780 by John Bourns. Later used as dwelling. — — Map (db m8000) HM
Dedicated to the men and women of Waynesboro and vicinity to commemorate the valor and patriotism of those who voluntarily served in the War with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection and the China Relief Expedition. — — Map (db m159810) WM
Rakentine, Kenneth G.
Brennan, Charles E.
Witmer, Omar D. Jr.
Beck, Joseph Jr.
Smith, Paul R.
Pfoutz, Myron Mc.
Hornbaker, Kenneth E.
Sullivan, Pierre L.
White, Robert R.
Cook, Thomas R. Jr. . . . — — Map (db m159817) WM
John D. Benedict, World War II
Robert W. Hess, World War II
Hubert H. Carson, World War II
John P. Discepoli, World War II
L.G. Shindledecker, World War II
Theodore R. Baker, World War II
Gilbert Hardman, World War II
Winston Cave, . . . — — Map (db m159824) WM
In honored memory of the men and women of Waynesboro and vicinity who gave their lives in the War for World-Wide Liberty
Luke S. Barkdoll
Paul D. Bumbaugh
James R. Hatherlee
John R. Long . . . — — Map (db m159812) WM
In honor of the Waynesboro and vicinity who served in the World War and in memory of the eighteen who gave their lives for World Wide Liberty
Luke S. Barkdoll
Paul D. Brumbaugh
James R. Hatherlee
Samuel Jaffy . . . — — Map (db m159821) HM WM
An offshoot of Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, deriving its name from the Snowberger family active in its foundation. Composed of widows, widowers, and single persons, with goods held in common, it prospered from 1814 until the Civil War — — Map (db m83982) HM
When it came to artillery in the Civil War, the 12-Pounder Napoleon was the the workhorse of both Union and Confederate armies. It was designed by the French Emperor Napoleon III, Prince Charles Louise Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon I. It . . . — — Map (db m192436) HM
The 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle was one of the most common American Civil War artillery field pieces. It was used by both, the Union and the Confederate armies. It was designed by John Griffen, the superintendent of the Safe Harbor Iron . . . — — Map (db m192353) HM
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, a vibrant blue sky framed the familiar Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the tallest buildings in New York City and centerpieces of the skyline. 40,000 people began their work day as they ordinarily would, but . . . — — Map (db m192350) HM WM
America survives. Ten years hence, as the 9-11 Tribute is being constructed, America remembers 150 years since its own Civil War. In the days following the 9-11-2001 attack, many recalled the attack on Pearl Harbor. In times of adversity . . . — — Map (db m192345) WM
This memorial bridge is dedicated to all the men and women of the Waynesboro, PA vicinity who served honorably in the United States military.
It is a tribute to the patriotism, dedication, loyalty and bravery of those who . . . — — Map (db m159803) WM
Battle of Monterey Pass. During a torrential rainstorm on the night of July 4-5, 1863, the Michigan Cavalry Brigade moved to intercept the retreating Army of Northern Virginia by attacking the miles-long wagon train of the Second Corps, and . . . — — Map (db m202038) HM
On June 23, 1863, before Confederate Major General Jubal Early entered Waynesboro, it was reported the road leading to Monterey Pass was blocked by civilians fleeing with their personal belongings. Farmers fled with their horses, cattle, and farm . . . — — Map (db m167849) HM
On June 22, 1863, a skirmish erupted at Monterey Pass, when Company D of the 14th Virginia cavalry attacked portions of Union Cavalry under the command of Captain Robert Bell, Captain Samuel Randall, and several members of the Gettysburg Home . . . — — Map (db m202994) HM
Robert F. Barrick
Ardon K. Barton
Harold F. Birely
Dr. Harvey C. Bridgers
William B. Cavanaugh
Michael C. DuPerron
Walter A. Dowd
Thomas O. Eyler
Roscoe C. Fitz
John S. Flohr
Ernest . . . — — Map (db m192360) HM
In loving memory of
Corporal Joseph Brubaker, Jr.
U.S. Marine Corps, who died in action Feb. 4, 1969. South of Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, Republic of South Vietnam, while participating as Crew Chief of a helicopter flying in support of . . . — — Map (db m192352) HM WM
At 9:28 AM, after hijacked flights were flown into the World Trade Center, United Airlines Flight 93, traveling from Newark to San Francisco, was commandeered by 4 hijackers. The crew transmitted two May Day calls. Information from in-flight calls . . . — — Map (db m192347) HM WM
Just after 8:50 AM, shortly after the first plane struck the World Trade Center, American Airlines Flight 77, traveling from DC to LA, was hijacked and steered off-course. At 9:37 AM, the aircraft, flown by 5 hijackers, flew into the west side of . . . — — Map (db m192349) HM WM
Within minutes of Flight 11 striking the World Trade Center--NYC's police, firefighters, EMTs, citizens, physicians and nurses, ham radio operators, volunteer ambulance personnel, and many other civilians responded to the devastation in the . . . — — Map (db m192348) HM WM
Before the French and Indian War in 1754, lands west of South Mountain was considered a wilderness. With the outbreak of war, several settlements in this area were raided by the Indians.
In 1756, two Indian raids occurred, with one man taken . . . — — Map (db m192351) HM
The 1st West Virginia Cavalry arrived and were ordered to charge the Confederate cannon on this side of the bridge. Seeing the West Virginians in their front, Confederate Captain William Tanner ordered the cannon to fire its last two shots before . . . — — Map (db m135060) HM
The Confederate defenders of Captain George Emacks company of the First Maryland Cavalry, supported by Captain Tanners artillery detachment, were deployed in this area. As the battle continued past midnight, reinforcements began to arrive. The 4th . . . — — Map (db m135061) HM
As the Union cavalry approached the newly established Confederate skirmish line, Captain Emack began receiving reinforcements. At the same time, Confederate General Grumble Jones arrived on the scene to assume command of the battlefield. He . . . — — Map (db m135919) HM
As Union General George A. Custers Cavalry brigade advanced here, the right wing of his brigade was situated in these woods. The 6th Michigan Cavalry deployed to the right of the road, supported by the 5th Michigan Cavalry, while the 7th, and . . . — — Map (db m135920) HM
General Kilpatrick, quartered at the Monterey Inn, ordered artillery to support Custers troopers. Near the present-day golf course, Captain Alexander Pennington deployed two rifled cannon and began to shell the Confederate battle line with case . . . — — Map (db m202046) HM
A Midnight Battle Along The Mason-Dixon Line
On the evening of July 4, 1863, one of the most confusing battles of the American Civil War occurred, known as the Battle of Monterey Pass. Around 9:00 p.m., Union cavalry under the command of . . . — — Map (db m202064) HM
To spark a civil war, John Brown came to Ritner Boarding House in Chambersburg, PA, where he began to plan his famous raid on Harpers Ferry, in 1859. At the time, Brown was calling himself Isaac Smith. By mid summer, he had rented the Kennedy . . . — — Map (db m202048) HM
The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes used by African American slaves during the early to mid 1800s, to escape to the free states and Canada. One of the routes used by African-American slaves was South Mountain, where they . . . — — Map (db m202068) HM
At 8:46 AM and 9:03 AM respectively, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 with a total of 147 crew and passengers flew into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York. Military fighters scrambled too late to intercept the . . . — — Map (db m192344) HM WM
A Midnight Battle Along The Mason Dixon Line
On the evening of July 4, 1863, one of the most confusing battles of the American Civil War occurred, known as the Battle of Monterey Pass. Around 9:00 p.m., Union cavalry under the command of . . . — — Map (db m192354) HM
In honor of those of Zullinger community who served their country in World War II
Dec. 7, 1941 - Sept. 2, 1945
Addlesberger, Leonard N
Addlesberger, Merle A
Addlesberger, William A . . . — — Map (db m159800) WM
Dedicated to the men and women of this
community who served in
World War II
1941 - 1946
For God and Country
In loving memory of our war dead
Elwood B. Bumbaugh
Chester W. Daley . . . — — Map (db m192343) WM