Archive for October 2013

October 10, 1862

On this day in history J.E.B Stuart raided Mercersburg and had lunch as an uninvited guest at the Steiger home. Mrs. Steiger served bread, butter and milk to Stuart and his officers before they departed for their goal of Chambersburg.

Lorenzo Dow

Lorenzo Dow

Lorenzo Dow was an itinerant preacher (1777-1834) known for  mesmerizing audiences.  Beside the President, he was the second most well known man of the time.  His autobiography was the second best selling book behind the Bible.  It was said he preached at the McAnulty Tavern in Greenvillage “if he didn’t abuse the Catholics.”