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The Burning of Caledonia Iron Works

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The Burning of Caledonia Iron Works
Caledonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Road
Fayetteville, PA

The Thaddeus Stevens Society presents a one-man show about the burning of the Caledonia Iron Works in June 1863.

Sunday, June 25th, at 1 p.m.

Caledonia State Park Office at 101 Pine Grove Road (Rt. 233) in Fayetteville, PA.

Caledonia Iron Works, owned by Thaddeus Stevens, was burned by Confederate forces in June 1863 on their way to the battle of Gettysburg. The destruction of the iron furnace was the largest civilian financial loss of the Gettysburg campaign, totaling $75,000 in the currency of that period.

Stevens, the most powerful congressman during and after the Civil War, owned Caledonia Iron Works from 1837 to 1868. The operation included 18,000 acres and employed 250 people.

Ross Hetrick, president of the Thaddeus Stevens Society, will portray Stevens telling about the burning and the aftermath.

Light refreshments will be served.

People planning to attend are asked to send an email to

The performance is free and open to the public.

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