The Valley of the Shadow

Chambersburg After the Burning

Photographs taken after Confederates burned the town of Chambersburg. On July 30, 1864, Confederate cavalry, under the command of General John McCausland and orders from General Jubal Early, burned Chambersburg after the townspeople refused to pay a ransom of $500,000 in currency, or $100,000 in specie.

Two Views of Chambersburg after the burning:

View One

View Two

Repairs on a roof:

Repairs on a Roof

The remains of the Bank of Chambersburg:

Ruined Bank

The ruins of the Franklin County Courthouse:

Ruined Courthouse

Burnt homes:

Burnt Homes

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