Destruction caused by the Rebel General John McCausland on his 1864 Raid!
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Scene of the destruction caused during the July 30, 1864 Confederate raid into Chambersburg, Pa. View of river and destroyed buildings. No backmark. Period pencil inscription on the reverse, "A ruined street in Chambersburg." Light age toning and wear.
General John McCausland led the Confederate raid into Chambersburg, Pa. in July 1864. His mission was to cause as much damage as possible in retaliation for the destruction caused by The Yankees in the Shenandoah Valley.