Monthly Archives: January 2008

I’ll take one of these, two of those…

Typical interior of a small country store Boredom. Routine. Monotony… By June 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia had spent more than half a year relatively idle in its camps since the Battle of Fredericksburg, with the exception of the … Continue reading

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Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin

Background post – Yorktown Square: York has produced its fair share of high-ranking naval officers. Many leading Civil War generals who were quite famous in the 19th Century have slipped into obscurity, and today are only remembered by hard-core Civil … Continue reading

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More on the York Haven bridges

Background post – Fire on the Conewago! During the Civil War, the railroad tracks of the Northern Central crossed over the Conewago Creek near York Haven on a pair of single span wooden bridges. If these bridges could be destroyed, … Continue reading

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Roll Call to Destiny

A few years ago, Rhode Island author Brent Nosworthy wrote an article for an early issue of my wargaming newsletter. He and I struck up a friendship, and I helped a little with his excellent book, Bloody Crucible of Courage: … Continue reading

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Another Tar Heel account

Background posts: A Quaker in Gray, York Fairgrounds during the Civil War Isaac Erwin Avery was the 34-year-old colonel of the 6th North Carolina State Troops during the Gettysburg Campaign. With the wounding of Brigadier General Robert F. Hoke at … Continue reading

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New article on J.E.B. Stuart at Dover

Issue # 38 of The Gettysburg Magazine is now on sale. Published twice a year, the advertisement-free magazine always features several very good articles on the Gettysburg Campaign. Publisher / owner Andy Turner was kind enough to publish an article … Continue reading

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Great new Gettysburg Battlefield website

Charles Kann has created a very interesting new website that might be of interest to those Cannonball readers who enjoy contributing to wiki-style sites. Entitled Encounter at Gettysburg, the fledgling website, once completed, should be a very useful resource for … Continue reading

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“New” Photos Discovered of Lincoln’s Inauguration

One of the previously misidentified photographs Background post: New photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg Address Museums and archives around the country contains millions of documents, photographs, recordings, files, and other historic material. Some of these are in modern, environmentally-controlled atmospheres … Continue reading

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Train wreck!

Harper’s Weekly woodcut of an 1865 train wreck in Connecticut. On July 18, 1863, the 23rd New York Militia passed through York, enroute from Baltimore to Harrisburg, where they would catch another series of trains to take them home to … Continue reading

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York CWRT 2008 schedule

Photograph by Tom Mingus of the York CWRT The York Civil War Round Table meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month (except December) at the York County Heritage Trust‘s headquarters building at 250 East Market Street … Continue reading

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