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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.
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"Essential Buddhism: A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practice" by Diane Morgan (Adjunct Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) is a 245-page compendium providing an informed and informative introduction to the manifold aspects of Buddhist philosophy, beliefs, practices, traditions, and writings.
Changed location in 2000 to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1964, Menno Haven's Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, campus has evolved considerable through the years.
Finnish frequency converters manufacturer Vacon Plc (OMX Helsinki: VAC) said on Friday (5 December) that it will build new office and factory premises in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in the US.
The Society for Women and the Civil War, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of women's lives and roles in the American Civil War through original and innovative research, presents "Women at Gettysburg: The 10th Conference on Women and the Civil War" on July 25-27, 2008, at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Topics include women soldiers in the battle of Gettysburg, businesswomen in Gettysburg at the time of the war, the Cleveland and Northern Ohio Sanitary Fair, the Civil War legacy of Elizabeth Lyle Saxon, Civil War nurses and the pension system, North Carolina women during the war, pregnancy during the Civil War era, pertinent manuscript sources at the Library of Congress, and women's letters to Confederate prisoners at Point Lookout, MD.
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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.
Dietrich was born the son of uneducated German-Swiss farmers in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, January 14, 1878.