Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company

Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. James Chambers' Company (HM52X)

Location: Chambersburg, PA 17201 Franklin County
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N 39° 56.332', W 77° 39.737'

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Recruited in this part of Cumberland (now Franklin) County, Chambers' Company was a unit of the first battalion in the colonies authorized by Congress, in June 1775. From here this company marched about 450 miles to join the siege of Boston. The battalion became the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment, with Chambers as Colonel, 1777-81; he was later a Brigadier General of militia.
HM NumberHM52X
Year Placed1991
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272531 N 4424366
Decimal Degrees39.93886667, -77.66228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.332', W 77° 39.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 19.92" N, 77° 39' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98 Spring St, Chambersburg PA 17201, US
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