Monthly Archives: September 2007

Pvt. Ed Spangler

In this second installment of a series of articles on Civil War personalities from York County, I want to shift the attention from officers such as Granville Haller to the enlisted men. Hundreds of boys and men from York County … Continue reading

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Civil War Day at York Emporium!

The York Emporium book store on West Market Street in York announced their first Civil War special event – an all day event on Saturday, September 22. The FREE day will feature historical lectures and demonstrations on various aspects of … Continue reading

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Maj. Granville Haller

G. O. Haller, courtesy of USAMHI. Several York Countians played important roles in the Civil War, the majority supporting the Union side, but with a few serving as officers in the Confederate army. Most of these men and women have … Continue reading

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An encounter in Paradise Township

Confederate cavalryman; adapted from Taber, Battles and Leaders. Numerous small skirmishes and engagements occurred throughout York County during the Gettysburg Campaign. In the vast majority of these fights, a few shots were exchanged and both sides rode away, with few, … Continue reading

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The Rebels and the U.S. Post Office

During much of the Gettysburg Campaign, postmasters and mail carriers throughout south-central Pennsylvania feared they would be specifically targeted by oncoming Confederate forces. Paranoia swept the region, and there are dozens of stories about postmasters who hid their mail and … Continue reading

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