Below is an excerpt from the 2015 Franklin County Visitor’s Guide published by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.
Year after year, Ted Alexander spoke, wrote, and presented about the history of Franklin County. He worked for more than thirty years to educate the local community and the general public about Franklin County. Using everything in his power, he planted seeds of recognition and worked to make the public understand the importance of this place in American history.
Ted authored, edited, and contributed 10 books on the Civil War and other aspects of American history. He also authored more than 200 book reviews and articles for publications like “Civil War Times,” “Blue & Gray Magazine,” and “The Washington Times.” He is the co-founder of the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars with the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and contributed as the lead historian on the development of the Chambersburg Heritage Center.
Thank you, Ted Alexander, for you passionate drive, long hours of diligent work, and helping to educate so many about Franklin County’s history. Because of your years of contribution, Franklin County has an event yearly commemorating the 1864 burning of Chambersburg.