Citizens Seized

Citizens Seized (HM50S)

Location: Mercersburg, PA 17236 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.705', W 77° 54.238'

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On October 10, 1862, Confederate cavalry commanded by Gen. J.E.B. Stuart briefly occupied Mercersburg on their way to raid Chambersburg. Acting under orders from Gen. Lee, Stuart took ten men from the Mercersburg area hostage.
Cornellus Louderbaugh and John McDowell were released later because of their age; D.O. Blair and William Raby escaped; George G. Rupley, James Grove, Joseph W. Winger, William Conner and Daniel Shaffer were taken to Richmond's Libby Prison and paroled some months later; Perry A. Rice died in Libby Prison. During the Gettysburg Campaign in 1863 the Confederates also took John Filkil, Findley Cuff, Samuel Brooks, Amos Barnes and other African Americans to Richmond and kept them from their families for months.
HM NumberHM50S
Placed ByGeorge Nalley & Lannie Gordon
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 251479 N 4412749
Decimal Degrees39.82841667, -77.90396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.705', W 77° 54.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 42.30" N, 77° 54' 14.28" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26 N Main St, Mercersburg PA 17236, US
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