Chambersburg, PA

Chambersburg, Pa., c. h. Franklin co. Watered by Conecocheague and Falling Spring Creeks, tributaries of the Potomac River. S. W. from Harrisburg 45 miles. A large and prosperous place, having a good water power improved for propelling cotton and woollen factories, flouring mills, paper mills, &c. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

CHAMBERSBURGH, c.h., p.b., seat of justice of Franklin co., Pa., 45 ms. S.W. of Harrisburgh, from W. 90 ms.  Watered by Conecocheague river.  Pop. 3,335.  (Fanning's, 1853)

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Carlisle (PA) Herald & Expositor, "Interesting Slave Case," November 29, 1848
Carlisle (PA) Herald, "In the Surpreme Court of Penn'a," June 27, 1849
Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, May 29, 1852
Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, November 20, 1854
Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, October 28, 1858
Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, August 19, 1859
Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, October 13, 1859
New York Times, “Latest Dispatches,” October 21, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American, “Arrest of a Supposed ‘Harper’s Ferry Insurrectionist,’” October 26, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Bleeding Kansas," October 27, 1859
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Capt. Cook – Wrong Man Arrested,” October 29, 1859
Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, April 14, 1860
Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, July 23, 1861
Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Rebel Raid on Chambersburg,” October 13, 1862
General Order of General Darius Couch, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1863
Washington (DC) National Intelligencer, “The Alarm in Pennsylvania,” June 16, 1863
Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Points of Present Interest,” June 17, 1863
New York Times, “Telegrams From Carlisle,” June 26, 1863
Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “The Destruction of Chambersburg,” August 2, 1864
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Lecture by Frederick Douglass,” March 7, 1872
Carlisle (PA) Herald, “Untitled,” March 7, 1872
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