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borough (1990 pop. 16,647), seat of Franklin co., S Pa.; settled 1730, inc. 1803. Food products, apparel, construction materials, and transportation equipment are produced. Chambersburg was the headquarters of abolitionist John BrownBrown, John,
1800–1859, American abolitionist, b. Torrington, Conn. He spent his boyhood in Ohio. Before he became prominent in the 1850s, his life had been a succession of business failures in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York.
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 in 1859 and of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee before the battle of GettysburgGettysburg campaign,
June–July, 1863, series of decisive battles of the U.S. Civil War. The Road to Gettysburg

After his victory in the battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate general Robert E. Lee undertook a second invasion of the North.
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. The town was raided by Confederate cavalry in July, 1864, when it was burned after refusing to pay an indemnity of $100,000 in gold. It is the seat of Wilson College.
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Ayers lets civilians and soldiers from Chambersburg and Staunton interpret the swirling of events around them through newspapers, diaries, and public declarations.
The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Located in Chambersburg, PA, City Answering Service provides remote support to clients in southern Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
The location was chosen after an initial study proved the strategic advantages of Chambersburg, as more than 70 percent of drilling consumables are used in New England, the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, according to Tammy Cairns-Buhler, an Atlas Copco RDT global optimization project manager.
The company employs about 160 people, operates three manufacturing facilities in Avon, and maintains an office in Chambersburg.
The company employs about 160 people, operates three manufacturing facilities in Avon and maintains an office in Chambersburg.
WORLDWIDE COMPUTER PRODUCTS NEWS-May 15, 2014-AT&T launches 4G LTE network in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Chambersburg, Pa.'s, mayor, who had run unopposed previously, lost his reelection bid earlier this month, in part because he signed up Chambersburg as a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg's antigun brainchild.
With the first phase complete, the coalition said that now enables the ability for the National Gateway to provide double-stack intermodal rail service between a CSX terminal in Chambersburg, Pa., and its state-of-the-art Northwest Ohio hub facility.
"We are going to use the time we have to work with our readers and our advertisers to determine the days that make the most sense to meet the needs of our community," Sara Glines, publisher of the Evening Sun and president of MediaOnePa, the umbrella under which Digital First operates its papers in southwestern Pennsylvania, including the Evening Sun, the York Dispatch, the Chambersburg Public Opinion and affiliated non-dailies and web sites.
* Ulta Beauty has opened its new 373,000 square foot distribution center in Chambersburg, PA; it is the company's third distribution center in the US.
The buildings are located in Chambersburg and Middletown, Pennsylvania; Liverpool, Guilderland, and Rochester, New York; and Marysville and Zanesville, Ohio.