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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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US communications holding company AT&T (NYSE:T) announced on Wednesday the availability of its 4G LTE network in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
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.
With regard to the Civil War itself, Ayers discusses the origins and development of his own innovative "Valley of the Shadow" project, a comparison of the experiences of the Confederate citizens of Staunton, Virginia, with those of their Union almost-neighbors in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, only a few score miles up the great valley of the Appalachians.
Silver: Letterkenny Army Depot at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, for work on the high-mobility, multipurpose wheeled vehicle.
Dietrich was born the son of uneducated German-Swiss farmers in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, January 14, 1878.
FSG) in March accepted a $75,000 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Challenge Grant to help restore the Falling Spring Branch in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Two facilities--located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Chatsworth, California--manufacture and distribute nearly the entire Borden foodservice line and have been purchased by Heinz.
The DSM equipment and business from Gainesville and Sidney will be relocated to Ventura Foods' facilities in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Fort Worth, Texas.
Havrilla of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of military government.
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, announced that its subsidiary, TB Wood's, Inc.
Founded in 1906, it is headquartered in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.