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In Pennsylvania, Confederate soldiers destroy the iron works of Congressman Thaddeus Stevens

Thaddeus Stevens, Brady-Handy image, detail
06/24/1863
General Jubal Early made a personal visit with his Confederate troops to the Caledonian Ironworks at the base of South Mountain between Chambersburg and Gettysburg, knowing that it was owned by Thaddeus Stevens, the abolitionist Pennsylvania congressman.  The foreman and his men pleaded for their livelihoods but Early reportedly described Stevens as "an enemy of the South" wanting to confiscate their property and arm their slaves.  The next day he gave orders in person for the burning of the works. (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), 53.

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