Monthly Archives: October 2008

Get out and vote! The soldiers did!

An image made popular in a later war. Next Tuesday, November 4, is Election Day. I have exercised my right to vote in nearly every election since I was 18 and in college at Miami of Ohio, missing only a … Continue reading

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The 12th Pennsylvania Reserves at Gettysburg – fascinating diary

In a recent post, I mentioned the fact that Company G of the 12th Pennsylvania Reserves was raised in York County in 1861 and fought the following year at Antietam. Yesterday at the York Borders store, I picked up a … Continue reading

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New Lincoln book from Harold Holzer

I received a copy of Harold Holzer’s latest book on Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln: President-Elect. This is, in my opinion, the finest analysis I have ever seen on the crucial four-month period between Lincoln’s election and inauguration. To read my review, … Continue reading

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Local boys fight (and die) at Antietam

Confederate artillery from the high ground along the Hagerstown Pike near Dunker Church helped repulse the early morning attack of the Union I Corps, which included a company of York Countians serving in the 12th Pennsylvania Reserves. The Battle of … Continue reading

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November 19 meeting – York CWRT

A. Lincoln Honest Abe. The Rail Splitter. The Great Emancipator. The Buffoon. In his lifetime, Abraham Lincoln elicited many nicknames, most positive and some decidedly unflattering. Lincoln was a polarizing figure, with almost as many detractors as admirers. Newspapers of … Continue reading

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Scott Butcher’s latest new book!

Background post: New book from Scott Butcher! Here is a message sent to me from author and fellow blogger Scott D. Butcher… I’m excited to announce publication of my first full-color coffee table book! York: America’s Historic Crossroads is being … Continue reading

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Nov. 1 Gettysburg Battlewalk with Scott Hartwig!

Scott Hartwig, one of the very best park rangers at the Gettysburg National Military Park and a popular speaker, writer and tour guide, will be leading a FREE battlewalk of the Wheatfield for the members of two Civil War Round … Continue reading

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Disappointment at Hanover

The monument to the 32nd Massachusetts Infantry at the Loop on the Gettysburg National Military Park. The men of the 32nd Massachusetts Infantry had been on the road for more than two weeks by the end of June, 1863. They … Continue reading

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UPDATE – York CWRT: Change in plans for November 1

. Charlie Fennell, because of an unfortunate scheduling conflict, is no longer available to lead the planned battlewalk on Saturday, November 1. Kathy Friel of the York CWRT reports that members interested in some outdoor exercise and walking still are … Continue reading

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Gettysburg battlewalk with Dr. Charlie Fennell!

Dr. Charles Fennell spoke this past Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the York, Pennsylvania, Civil War Round Table. A humorous and knowledgeable expert on the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, Dr. Fennell will be leading a battlewalk on November 1. … Continue reading

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