Monthly Archives: April 2008

A Compassionate Rebel

The new book is available from Borders in York and at leading retailers in Gettysburg. It’s also for sale at Internet retailers such as amazon.com and target.com. Here is an anecdote from my recent Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg … Continue reading

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1st Annual Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show

Crowds thronged the Toy Soldier Show in Gettysburg, offering promise that this event will become a fixture in the area for years to come. I spent a pleasant few hours Sunday afternoon at the 1st Annual Toy Soldier Show in … Continue reading

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York Catholic’s Annual Civil War Reenactment

I was invited to speak to the 7th and 8th grade students at York Catholic’s annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend, which has been a staple for more than a decade and a half. Students study history in a very creative … Continue reading

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May 3 – Adopt-a-Position and FREE Battle Walk!

The 102nd Pennsylvania was among the Union reinforcements that helped clear the “Valley of Death” late on July 2. The York Civil War Round Table is sponsoring a National Park Service-sanctioned battlefield clean-up activity on Saturday morning, May 3, 2008. … Continue reading

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Another York County merchant gets robbed by Rebels

As the spring of 1863 began, the last thing many York Countians expected was that the Civil War would roll northward into this lush agrarian region. The war was down in Virginia, and in places way out west where names … Continue reading

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Temporarily AWOL in York

The 51st Penna. left their wooden winter quarters behind as they embarked on trains after being reassigned from Virginia to duty in Ohio. The soldiers were herded into wooden boxcars with rude benches to sit on for the long ride … Continue reading

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Early’s Raid – Retrospective

A 1911 newspaper offered a lengthy account of the occupation of York by parts of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. York would be the largest town in the North to be occupied by the Confederates. M. L. Van … Continue reading

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History Meets the Arts

Wargamer and Gettysburg buff Billy Ray Wagenseller greets author Scott L. Mingus, Sr. at the 4/19/08 book signing during the History Meets the Arts spring festival. Photo by Curt Daniels taken at the Gettysburg Gift Center. Gettysburg annually holds a … Continue reading

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New Gettysburg Visitors Center

The new Visitors Center is highly recommended! I spent an hour or two wandering through the new Gettysburg Visitors Center yesterday afternoon. It’s well, well worth the short drive from York County, and frankly, two hours was not enough to … Continue reading

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Early’s Raid – A Determined Businessman

1909 postcard showing the Codorus Creek and the modernized flour mill once owned by the prosperous firm of P.A. & S. Small. Reports on June 29, 1863, reached businessman Samuel Small, Jr. that the infamous Louisiana Tigers were destroying the … Continue reading

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