Monthly Archives: September 2008

Official Grand Opening – New Gettysburg Visitors Center

The entrance way to the new multi-million dollar Visitors Center at the Gettysburg National Military Park was lined with hundreds of small American flags. Background post – Restored Gettysburg Cyclorama to Reopen. My oldest son and grandson spent Saturday afternoon, … Continue reading

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New manuscript completed!

Author and paper scientist Scott Mingus enjoys a recent Cincinnati Reds victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Great America Ballpark on Tom Browning Perfect Game Night. I have spent much of this year on temporary assignment to our paper … Continue reading

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Lancaster CWRT October speaker

Author, editor and Licensed Battlefield Guide, Diana Loski, will speak to the Lancaster Civil War Round Table about the life and military career of Confederate General William Dorsey Pender at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 9th. William Dorsey Pender was one … Continue reading

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Burning bridge visible in skies over Lancaster County

Local artist Bradley Schmehl’s excellent depiction of the burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge will be featured on the cover of an upcoming book on the event by author Scott L. Mingus, Sr. Used by written permission of the artist as … Continue reading

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A very flattering review!

Author Jay Jorgensen wrote an excellent tour guide of the fighting at the Wheatfield in Gettysburg a few years ago. He reviewed my most recent book for Civil War News, andI am flattered by his kind words.

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Gettysburg Cyclorama to reopen this upcoming weekend

After an expensive renovation, the Gettysburg Cyclorama will be reopened for public viewing in its new custom-engineering theater within the new Gettysburg Visitors Center at Gettysburg National Military Park. I plan to see it in a couple of weeks, but … Continue reading

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The Union V Corps visits southwestern York County

Frederick Street in downtown Hanover Southwestern York County had seen the hand of war, with a cavalry raid on Hanover Junction on June 27 and the Battle of Hanover three days later. On July 1, the streets of Hanover were … Continue reading

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Major General Jubal Early exacted a steep ransom from the citizens of York, including money, food, and military supplies. News of York’s fate swiftly spread through the Union army and soldiers debated the merits of the surrender. In at least … Continue reading

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The Skirmish at Dover

Dover’s venerable Salem Church was the scene of a small skirmish in June 1863 during the Gettysburg Campaign. York County had a major cavalry battle at Hanover, as well as a skirmish at Wrightsville that easily could have been a … Continue reading

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146 years ago today – the Chambers boys attack the Sunken Road

The Lower Bridge (or Rohrbach’s Bridge) over Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Photo by Thomas M. Mingus taken during the 145th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam Today, September 17, 2008, marks the 146th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, … Continue reading

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