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The burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

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Published by Lindsay & Blakiston in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Chambersburg (Pa.)
    • Subjects:
    • Chambersburg (Pa.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

    • Edition Notes

      StatementBy Rev. B.S. Schneck, D.D., an eye-witness and a sufferer. With corroborative statements, from the Rev. Joseph Clark, Hon. A.K. McClure, J. Hoke, esq., and Rev. S.J. Niccolls.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF159.C4 S35
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[3]-72 p.
      Number of Pages72
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6933800M
      LC Control Number03028512

      Preparations were at once made to fire the building in the rooms above and below, and as the family group walked out of the large and beautiful mansion, Pennsylvania. book children burst into [Pg 44] loud weeping. Those of our readers who Pennsylvania. book the town will understand the extent of this destruction from the following: Beginning at the Presbyterian lecture-room on the north, the fire swept every building on the west side of Main street, except four, up to Washington street, four squares; from King street on the north, every building on the east side of Main street up to Washington, three squares; from the Franklin Railroad to nearly the top of New England Hill, five squares, on both sides of the street; also eight or ten dwellings over the top of New England Hill; from the Market-house down Queen street, both sides, to the edge-tool factory, and several buildings on the street running parallel with the creek, up to Market street, with many buildings on Second street from Market, up near the Methodist Church. In our flight through the streets, the rebel officer alluded to followed us half a square, entreating one of the women to mount and ride off his horse, declaring that he was done with the rebel service. In most cases fire was kindled in beds or bureaus by matches, and in balls of cotton saturated in alcohol or kerosene. Hoke's articles are as temperate as possible from one whose house was burned by an enemy and, as he thinks, without justification. I must say to you frankly that they did, and I never heard one dissenting voice.

      An old negro crouches down by her side, and helps The burning of Chambersburg moisten the rugs. Large feather beds were lifted from the ground. United Brethren in Christ, Rev. Before proceeding directly to the narration of the terrible catastrophe, it may be well to glance at the military situation on our border. Brown posed as a prospector while collecting arms; his headquarters was on E. The article referred to is as follows: A Vindication of the Border.

      I saw them, to my utter humiliation and disgust, dashing in among the men and waking them up from their sleep. He replied that Virginia women were worse traitors than Pennsylvania. book husbands, and he would burn the houses over their heads in order to make them personally and immediately experience some punishment for their treason; and, on another occasion, he said to a Virginia lady that he would humble the Virginia women before he left the State. One room sufficed, on the second floor. Hoke's articles are as temperate as possible from one whose house was burned by an enemy and, as he thinks, without justification. In the case of Mr. In business I can name you a dozen of the leading houses in this city whose members were with Johnston and McCausland.


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The burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. by B. S. Schneck Download PDF Ebook

Let us try at least to be just in The burning of Chambersburg judgment. Rampaging through the town, Confederate soldiers broke into houses and evicted residents, smashed furniture, heaped the pieces into piles, and then set them on fire.

These were either carried away by the rebels or burned. Pleasant and cheerful conversation passed around the board. It The burning of Chambersburg further strengthened by the fact that when the whole of Lee's army was in your State no atrocities were committed.

To begin the world anew at his time of Pennsylvania. book, presents a cheerless prospect. Her death was like the falling of a great shadow on a sun-lit home. The reader will remember they are written by one who lost heavily by the fire; is now surrounded by the extended ruins; is aware of the sufferings and heart-breakings of over two thousand men, women, and children, many of whom have been reduced from affluence to poverty, are now dependent for the bread they eat, the clothes they wear, and the houses that shelter them, upon others more favored.

All honor to their names for this, at least; they are men; they have human hearts and blush for such a commander. How are our native sons? Rittenhouse, Sr. Many of their homes were of moderate size, built of brick or wood.

If they were not guided by the strongest instincts of principle in going into the Southern army and staying there, they were certainly a very peculiar set of young men, for there was anything but pleasure and comfort in our lives.

Bradley T. That fateful night will be recreated for approximately 10, people on Saturday, July 20, at 9 p. The curses of thousands, the scorn of the manly and upright, and the hatred of the true and honorable will follow you and yours through all time, and brand your name, Infamy!

Jubal Early never regretted his decision to burn Chambersburg.

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The townspeople didn't believe the threat, and chose The burning of Chambersburg to raise the money. Not all Confederates participated in the sacking of Chambersburg. The house was built by my father, a revolutionary soldier, who served the whole seven years for your independence.

At Clear Spring we Pennsylvania. book the National road and turned into the Mercersburg road to the north. Colonel Montgomery committed gross outrages on private citizens in two raids in South Carolina, which we have never seen reason to justify; but he was deprived of his command, or at least subordinated, and it may be dismissed, as he should have been.

You and your government have failed to conquer, subdue, or match him; and disappointed rage and malice find vent upon the helpless and inoffensive.

We had seen an invasion once before, and [Pg 53] knew what it meant. Before me, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the said County, personally appeared R. Contents are complete, clean and intact. I saw the blue-back column of Averill winding down the road and breaking off into the fields where our men slept.

We had followed Kilpatrick I think it was in his raid through Madison, Greene, and other counties, and had seen the cattle shot or hamstrung in the barnyards, the agricultural implements burned, the feather beds and clothing of the women and children cut in shreds in mere wantonness, farmhouse after farmhouse stripped of every particle of provisions, private carriages cut and broken up, and women in tears.

Benjamin Schneck's claim included the normal personal and household items but also some that were peculiar to his profession as clergyman and editor of the German Reformed Church's magazine.

The attack by McCausland's forces was different.The Burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania by Schneck. Civil War. Rev. B. Schneck, D.D.

The Burning of Chambersburg

One resident died of smoke inhalation. Mobs of angry townspeople looking for retribution The burning of Chambersburg several Pennsylvania.

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