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In Franklin County, Pennsylvania, Confederate cavalry burn the Cumberland Valley Railroad bridge at Scotland

Confederate cavalry burning Cumberland Valley Railroad tracks near Scotland, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, detail
Confederate cavalry under General Albert Jenkins advanced into Pennsylvania chasing the garrison from Winchester.  He had occupied Chambersburg during the night before and soon set about burning the nearby railroad bridge of the Cumberland Valley Railroad at Scotland. Jenkins pulled back to Hagerstown, Maryland to rejoin the Army of Northern Virginia and marched back into Pennsylvania with the main invasion.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Jacob Hoke, Historical Reminiscences of the War: Or, Incidents which Transpired in and about Chambersburg ... (Chambersburg, PA: M.A. Foltz, 1884), 36.