Monthly Archives: October 2007

An under-utilized treasure!

YCHT logo How many York Countians truly realize what a treasure we have here in this county in the York County Heritage Trust? Even many history buffs (and I suspect some of this blog’s regular readers) have not spent much … Continue reading

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Capt. H. G. Myers

Horatio Gates Myers lived a relatively quiet life prior to the Civil War. He owned and operated a retail store in downtown Hanover, and was a known area merchant. He was married and had two children, a son Herndon and … Continue reading

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Rebel Reaction in Richmond to York’s Fall

Richmond in 1861 (from Harper’s Weekly) Communications during the Civil War were at times hit or miss. The telegraph was the main method of getting news from far-off places quickly, with express delivery (via carriage or horseback) of out-of-town newspapers … Continue reading

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CWRT – Gettysburg Battle Walk

Meet us at the North Carolina Monument for a 2-hour educational battlewalk! The York Civil War Round Table (formerly the White Rose CWRT) is announcing a battlefield guided tour and battlewalk specifically related to the Trimble and Pettigrew portion of … Continue reading

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The Battle of York?

In a recent pair of posts, I took a brief look at the forces that might have been engaged should the Union troops have decided to defend York against Jubal Early’s oncoming division (which would have been a major mistake … Continue reading

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To Surrender York or Not? Part II

G. O. Haller, courtesy of USAMHI. In my last post, I began a critical examination from a military perspective as to whether or not York should have been more strenously defended. The first installment took a brief look at the … Continue reading

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To Surrender York or not?

Brig. Gen. John Brown Gordon, CSA Author and newspaperman Jim McClure has recently posted a series of interesting articles on his excellent blog, York Town Square, regarding the controversy about whether or not York actually surrendered to the Confederates, or … Continue reading

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Protecting the roads to York and Hanover

I took a day of vacation today from work to tramp a forgotten part of the Battle of Gettysburg with Ranger Troy Harmon and 40 or so folks from an Internet group of military history enthusiasts. I came home to … Continue reading

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White Rose CWRT update

“Give me a division, suh, and I WILL take that hill.” – Isaac R. Trimble, CSA Last night was the first York White Rose Civil War Round Table meeting at the York County Heritage Trust’s HQ and museum on East … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Battlefield News

The National Park Service has announced that it has commissioned a new trolley system to connect its new Visitors Center (which is slated for a grand opening in April if it continues to be on schedule) with downtown Gettysburg and … Continue reading

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