"Chambersburg -- burned by the Confederates!" Chambersburg by Ewingjr98

Chambersburg Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 35 photos

Chambersburg is a small town in south central Pennsylvania with about 18,000 residents. The town was settled in 1730, and it has an interesting history with involvement in the French and Indian War, the Whiskey Rebellion, and the Civil War. Chambersburg was burned by J.E.B. Stuart in 1862, occupied in 1863 during the Gettysburg campaign, and burned again by Confederate forces in 1864.

CHAMBERSBURG

Settled in 1734 by Benjamin
Chambers, who laid out
"Chambers Town" in 1764.
Seat of Franklin County
since 1784. Scene of Civil
War events: Raided by "Jeb"
Stuart, 1862; occupied by
Confederates in 1863; and
burned by them in 1864.

  • Last visit to Chambersburg: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated Feb 9, 2012
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    May 23, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    The Chambersburg Borough Hall, Clock Tower", Memorial Fountain and Statues are wonderful. My kind of place!

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