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 devastation caused during the 1864 Confederate raid into Chambersburg, Pa. The entire side of this large brick building is blown away. Backmark: Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa. Destroyed by the Rebels under McCausland, July 30th, 1864. Court House. Entered according to Act of Congress, A.D., 1864, by Chas. E. Meyer, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Published by R. Newell, 724 Arch Street, Philadelphia. Small stain, 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.