Burning of Chambersburg
Professor Megan Kate Nelson talked about the burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on July 30, 1864, during the U.S. Civil… read more
Professor Megan Kate Nelson talked about the burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on July 30, 1864, during the U.S. Civil War. Confederate General John McCausland and his troops entered the town and demanded $100,000 in gold or $500,000 in cash. After the residents refused to pay, General McCausland ordered his troops to burn the town.
“Ruins of Revenge: The Burning of Chambersburg” was a presentation of the 2014 summer conference of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, “The Civil War in 1864.” close
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