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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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Metals service company Olympic Steel (NasdaqGS:ZEUS) reported on Tuesday the appointment of James Post as general manager of its Chambersburg Division.
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.
US communications holding company AT&T (NYSE:T) announced on Wednesday the availability of its 4G LTE network in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
As an added benefit, we also welcome the opportunity to contribute to the economic growth of the local community in Chambersburg.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, a hotel brand from InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LSE: IHG), has introduced a new website for Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Chambersburg, in Chambersburg, US.
Ordered into active military service 10 February 2003 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; released from active military service 9 February 2004 and reverted to reserve status.
The Chambersburg facility is one of the best in the Staples network, says Will, but when it was time to expand the break-pack picking operation there last fall, Staples decided not to add more pick modules and conveyor.
In the past, a few nurses working in the Critical Care Unit at Chambersburg Hospital had earned their CCRN certification, and with that, clinical manager Colleen Kylor, RN, BSN, CCRN, created a display case with information about their accomplishments.
AS THE PRINCIPAL OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CAREER and Technology Center (FCCTC) in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, I am keenly aware of the benefits of career and technical education.
According to the report, Chambersburg Waste Paper Co.
Dietrich was born the son of uneducated German-Swiss farmers in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, January 14, 1878.
Local Pennsylvania newspaper the Chambersburg Public Opinion reported last month that Franklin County, PA judge Richard Walsh has ruled that York, PA-based developer Penn-Mar Ethanol, LLC must hold conditional use hearings to obtain a permit to build a proposed $80-million ethanol production facility in Greene Township, PA.