Confederate RaidLate in July 1864, Confederate Gen. John C. McCausland led his two cavalry brigades (about 2,800 men) northward into Pennsylvania and Maryland to capture Chambersburg and Cumberland and either collect a ransom or burn the towns. McCausland burned Chambersburg on July 31. The next day, his raiders reached the National Pike and rode toward Cumberland. Union Gen. William W. Averell led 2,000 cavalrymen in pursuit.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 695434 N 4393803|
|Decimal Degrees||39.67171667, -78.72145000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 40.303', W 78° 43.287'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 40' 18.18" N, 78° 43' 17.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13100 Ali Ghan Rd NE, Cumberland MD 21502, US|
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