FRANKLIN REPOSITORY, CHAMBERSBURG, PA – JULY 8, 1863 ISSUE; GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN CONTENT

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Vol. 86.—No. 24. 8 pp., 11 x 16”, six columns. Somewhat fragile, and slightly soiled, w/light chipping at the extremities and along center horizontal fold. Else good plus.

The front page of fascinating paper recounts in detail the ordeal of Greencastle and Chambersburg in coping with invading Confederates led Gen. Albert Jenkins troopers, the advance cavalry screen leading Ewells Corps into Pennsylvania. Headlines as follows:

“INVASION OF PENNSYLVANIA! Jenkin’s Rebel Guerillas on a Raid!--A Full Week in Franklin County!—The whole Southern Line Plundered!--$300,00 of Property Stolen! New York [Militia] First to the Rescue!”

The full page narrative unfolds under the following headings: “The Alarm-The Skedaddle--The Rebels Advance on Greencastle--Jenkins Moves on Chambersburg--Jenkins Encamps With the Editor—Jenkins and Staff are Sociable—Jenkins buys Out the Town—Jenkins Regulates The City Fathers—Jenkins Calls For Arms—Jenkins Takes a Fright—Private Houses Plundered—Rebels Snub Copperheads—Negroes Taken South—Southern Border Plundered—Jenkins Route—Panics—Scotland Ridge Burned—General Jenkins—Jenkins Forces—Delay in Arming—Arrival of New Troops—Then Venerable Greys.

In all a superb Chambersburg, Gettysburg campaign collectible. In protective sleeve w/white card backing.  [jet] [PH:L]

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