Monthly Archives: November 2007

The ultimate insult – He’s a Pennsylvanian!

Jubal Early Library of Congress The Richmond Daily Dispatch was among the more vitriolic and controversial Southern newspapers during the Civil War. The staff often repeated stories lifted directly from other papers, or repeated rumors heard in the streets of … Continue reading

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More future politicians visit York County!

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Library of Congress Over the course of June 27 – June 30, 1863, perhaps more than any three-day period in York County’s history, dozens of men who would later gain fame in the political arena would visit … Continue reading

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Future governors visit York County!

Governor Fitzhugh Lee of Virginia, a veteran of the Battle of Hanover Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress Tens of thousands of soldiers, both those wearing blue and those wearing gray and butternut, tramped or rode through York County … Continue reading

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Book signing and free reception!

I will be telling stories from and signing copies of my new book, Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign, Volume 2, Friday night, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. This free event will be held at the York Emporium on … Continue reading

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Georgians march through York

Much has been written about the “triumphal entry” of Brigadier General John B. Gordon’s brigade into York on Sunday, June 28, 1863. Gordon’s men marched down Market Street en route to Wrightsville and its imposing military target, the mile-and-a-half-long wooden … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Happy Thanksgiving, Cannonball readers! With the recent publicity about the possibility that President Abraham Lincoln appears in an old photograph of the crowds gathering for the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in November 1863, I thought it would be … Continue reading

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Local author Jim Lewin scores a winner!

Jim Lewin is the owner of the York Emporium, a fine (and sprawling) used book store on West Market Street in downtown York. He hosted a Civil War event back in September complete with reenactors, authors, speakers, and all sorts … Continue reading

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A Gettysburg Campaign controversy

One of the underpublicized aspects of the Gettysburg Campaign is the fact that the Confederate army at times seized black people and escorted them back into Virginia. Some were escaped slaves that the Confederacy believed were legally allowed to be … Continue reading

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Photo of Lincoln arriving to give Gettysburg Address?

Is this Honest Abe? WGAL TV-8 has been showing images of an old photo from the Library of Congress’s archives that may show President Lincoln arriving on horseback, surrounded by his Union cavalry escort and other dignitaries, to deliver the … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Parade in Gettysburg

2007 Remembrance Day parade My two-year-old grandson and I attended today’s annual Remembrance Day parade in Gettysburg, with more than 1,000 reenactors marching in front of thousands of onlookers. This was the fourth time I have attended the parade in … Continue reading

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