Friday, August 1, 2014

August 1" 1864 Monday

A hot day.  Lucy went to town.  Rebels under Gen. Jubal Early, last Saturday, burned Chambersburg Pa, a town of 6000 inhabitants, destroying 250 houses and over $1,000,000 of property.

Peggy's note:
The main effect of the raid and burning of Chambersburg, PA was for calls for retaliation against the South.  More information here.

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