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Chambersburg,

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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US communications holding company AT&T (NYSE:T) announced on Wednesday the availability of its 4G LTE network in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
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ULTA Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA), the largest retailer of prestige, mass and salon products and salon services announced today the Grand Opening of a new 373,000 square foot distribution center at 95 Kriner Road in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
He was African-American inventor Joseph Winters, who patented a folding ladder mounted directly on fire wagons in 1878 for the city of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
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The man was African-American inventor Joseph Winters, who patented a folding ladder mounted directly on fire wagons in 1878 for the city of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals in Pennsylvania, the single largest energy performance contract ever awarded by the Federal Government -- a project for the Military District of Washington that will produce over $200 million of energy savings, and landfill gas projects in Bethlehem, Boyertown and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.