Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
N 39° 56.331 W 077° 39.740
18S E 272526 N 4424364
Quick Description: This Historical Marker is located on W. King Street, 1 block W of 11, southbound, Chambersburg.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2006 7:48:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMVZ9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
Recruited in this part of Cumberland (now Franklin) County, Chambers' Company was a unit of the first battalion in the colonies authorized by Congress, in June 1775. From here this company marched about 450 miles to join the siege of Boston. The battalion became the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment, with Chambers as Colonel, 1777-81; he was later a Brigadier General of militia.
Marker Name: Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company

County: Franklin

Date Dedicated: 07/28/1991

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: W. King Street, 1 block W. of US 11 southbound, Chambersburg

Category: American Revolution, Military

Website: Not listed

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