Chambersburg Conflagration Celebration

Chambersburg Conflagration Celebration

Chambersburg, Pa., observes the fiftieth anniversary of its burning by the Confederate army, under General Early, July 30, 1864, with an Old Home Week Celebration which included a parade by many visiting fire companies, and the annual convention of the Cumberland Valley Firemen’s Association. There were 22 companies in the parade. The firemen’s association elected the following officers: President. George H. Bitner, Chambersburg; Treasurer, W. H. Richter, Chambersburg; Secretary, Edward Stremmel, Waynesboro; Vice-Presidents. John Rowe, Chambersburg; J. W. Smith. Carlisle, and J. L. Bateman, Martinsburg, W. Va.

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