Stuart's Chambersburg Raid – Today In Southern History

9 October 1862

On this date in 1862…

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry raided Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during his ride around McClellan’s army.

Other Years:
  • 1781 – The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War took place in Yorktown, Virginia when American forces, led by George Washington, defeated British troops under Lord Cornwallis.
  • 1858 – Stagecoach mail service between San Francisco and St. Louis began.
  • 1888 – The public was admitted to the Washington Monument for the first time. 
  • 1995 – The Amtrak Sunset Limited train was derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
  • 2000 – Brett Hull of the Dallas Stars scored his 611th National Hockey League goal allowing him to pass his father, Bobby Hull, on the all time scoring list.

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