Monthly Archives: June 2008

Stuart’s Ride / Battle of Hanover reenactment

Background post: Stuart’s Ride reenactment Just a reminder that this event is coming up later this week! For more information, or to request “will call” tickets, please see their website.

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145 years ago today – June 30, 1863

James E. B. Brown, CSA Major General, led three brigades of veteran cavalry through southwestern York County after a half-day battle at Hanover. At dawn, Confederate troops stir in their various camps, enjoy a final breakfast in York County, and … Continue reading

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145 years ago today – June 29, 1863

Representative Civil War troops on the march, in this case, New York volunteers. Courtesy of Corbis.com. Failing to find a way across the Susquehanna River with the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge now a smoldering wreckage, Brig. Gen. John B. Gordon retraces his … Continue reading

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Patriot Days 2008

Reenactors / living historians pose in front of the 19th Century Bonham House, one of downtown York’s many beautifully restored and maintained older homes. My grandson and I spent much of the morning Saturday visiting the annual Patriot Days celebration … Continue reading

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A Georgian speaks

One of John Gordon’s Georgians left a brief anecdote from his passage through York. This has not appeared in print since the 19th Century, I believe, when it was in a newspaper. Here is Private G. F. Agee’s account…

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145 years ago today – June 28, 1863

Sunday dawned bright and early on June 28. Most townspeople in York went about their daily routines, including dressing nicely for worship, strolling the sidewalks, and visiting friends and relatives. While church was in progress at St. Paul’s Lutheran, the … Continue reading

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145 years ago today – June 27, 1863

Maj. Gen. Jubal Early’s veteran Confederate division, one of the hardest fighting units in the Army of Northern Virginia, departs from camps near Mummasburg, Gettysburg, and Hunterstown and heads eastward toward the prize they had been ordered by Richard S. … Continue reading

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Lee’s follow-up orders to his army

Robert E. Lee, General Orders, No. 73 Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia Chambersburg, Pennsylvania June 27, 1863 The commanding general has observed with marked satisfaction the conduct of the troops on the march, and confidently anticipates results commensurate with the … Continue reading

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Would the Rebels have burned down York???

Last night at York’s Patriot Days celebration panel discussion at the York County Heritage Trust, four authors with York ties along with author and newspapermen Jim McClure briefly discussed whether York should have surrendered to Maj. Gen. Jubal Anderson Early … Continue reading

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Lincoln Museum to close and its collection relocated

I used to work for a couple of decades for office products and self-adhesive labelstock giant Avery Dennison when I lived in the greater Cleveland area. One of their largest factories was in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a town I frequented … Continue reading

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