Fleeing the Confederate Invasion
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Fleeing the Confederate Invasion

Courtesy of Rick Sauers

The dreaded invasion had finally come! Every man, woman, and child knew the Rebels were on the way by the bands of refugees pushing ever northward through the streets of Chambersburg, driving their livestock before them. A more ominous sight was the groups of free blacks also streaming north. For them, capture by the Confederate troops meant a forced march into slavery in the South.

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