Footsteps of History
1864, July 30
The Burning of Chambersburg
Chambersburg was the only northern town torched by the Confederate Army.
In retaliation for Major General David Hunter's burning of Virginia Military Institute, and for failure of the residents of the town to pay a ransom, Confederate General John McCausland ordered his men to burn the town of Chambersburg, PA on July 30, 1864.
John Brown secretly lived here in 1859 while amassing guns and ammunition. Later in the year, he led the raid at Harpers Ferry.
More information on the Burning of Chambersburg
HIstorical Marker information for Chambersburg
A blog on John Brown
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