Monthly Archives: March 2009

Book signings and personal appearance schedule

If you happen to be in south-central Pennsylvania over the next couple of months, here are some personal appearances and book signings… April 4 – 25th Annual York Book & Paper Fair at the York Fairgrounds on W. Market Street … Continue reading

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A Florida man reviews Flames Beyond Gettysburg

Jim Durney of Tampa Bay wrote on various Civil War and book review sites: “Histories of the Gettysburg Campaign dismiss The Pennsylvanian response with no more than a page. The hapless state militia breaks at the first rumor of an … Continue reading

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York Book and Paper Fair – April 4, 2009

Jim and Pam Lewin of the York Emporium are organizing and promoting this year’s York Book and Paper Fair at the York Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 4, 2009. There will be used and collectible book dealers (including Civil War topics), … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart: The Young Farm in Cumberland County

Cannonball reader and Harrisburg CWRT member Doug Gibboney of Cumberland County was kind enough to send me a couple of photos of his house and barn, which were among the hundreds of Pennsylvania homesteads visited by the Confederate cavalry of … Continue reading

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Some Major Granville Haller photos from the State of Washington

Washington historian and author Guy Breshears wrote a book on the efforts of York-born Major Granville Owen Haller of the 7th U.S. Infantry’s long fight to overturn his dismissal from the Regular Army, an effort that finally resulted in his … Continue reading

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Does any one have photos to share of Gettysburg’s old Fort Defiance?

The old Fort Defiance tourist trap at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is shown in this 1972 photograph provided by Mike Waricher. In the summer of 1968, my parents took my sister and me to Gettysburg for our first overnight trip to Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart: Rebels leave Dover Township on the afternoon of July 1, 1863

This well maintained old 19th century farmhouse and associated outbuildings are located at the intersection of Butter and Bull roads (a.k.a “Eastmont”) in northeastern Dover Township in York County, Pennsylvania. During the American Civil War, Confederate cavalry patrols from Brig. … Continue reading

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Update on my next book project!

My new book on one of the most famous brigades in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Gettysburg Campaign will be published (as was my recently released Flames Beyond Gettysburg) on archival quality, acid-free premium book paper from … Continue reading

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U-Richmond conference with historian Gary Gallagher speaking on Grant and Lee

Dr.Gary Gallagher, University of Virginia professor The York CWRT received this message in our Yahoo.com mailbox… so I thought I would pass it along for the general public to announce what should be an interesting one-tank road trip from York … Continue reading

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Some of Gordon’s Georgians who fought at Wrightsville

Pvt. James Thomas Branch, Company A, “Irwin County Cowboys,” 61st Georgia Volunteers. Branch missed the Gettysburg Campaign because he was in a hospital in Richmond. However several of his relatives marched with Brig. Gen. John B. Gordon through York and … Continue reading

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