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George W. Callahan: The man who built railroads

Jim Tumblin
History and Mysteries

George W. Callahan was born on June 11, 1862, the son of James F. and Susan Avery Callahan.

He was born in Chambersburg, Pa., in a city connected with one of the iconic events of the Civil War. On Oct. 10-11 of that year, intrepid Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led his cavalry on a two-day, 100-mile raid of the city. He attempted to cut Union Gen. George McClellan’s supply lines in a prelude to the Battle of Gettysburg, which would occur the following July.

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