Monthly Archives: August 2009

FREE Civil War talk: JEB Stuart’s ride to Dillsburg PA

Thursday September 3, 2009 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm Maple Shade Barn 35 Greenbriar Lane Dillsburg, Pennsylvania 17019 Civil War author and tour guide Scott L. Mingus, Sr. presents a PowerPoint presentation on Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart‘s controversial ride through … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart: Rebels raid Carroll Township farms

On July 1, 1863, concurrent with the afternoon fighting on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, more than 5,000 Confederate cavalrymen passed through Carroll Township in northwestern York County, Pennsylvania. They were commanded by Major General J.E.B. Stuart, … Continue reading

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One tank trip: More pix from the Navy Museum

This impressive line of artillery is in Willard Park on the grounds of the Washington Navy Yard. While most of the tubes were made on-site at the Naval Foundry and sent to Union Navy ships or land installations, the one … Continue reading

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One tank trip: U.S. Navy Museum at the Washington Navy Yard

During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln frequently was a guest in this house, which served as the headquarters for Admiral John A. Dahlgren, the commandant of the Washington Navy Yard. Lincoln spent a fair amount of time at … Continue reading

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Custer’s Wolverines visit York just before the Battle of Gettysburg

Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer, a native of New Rumley in my native Ohio, remains one of the most colorful (and controversial) figures in American military history. Vilified by many for his stunning defeat at Little Bighorn, a fight that … Continue reading

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List of York County’s conscientious objectors during the Civil War

Jonathan Stayer, the head of the reference section of the Pennsylvania State Archives, is a long-time follower of the Cannonball blog and and even longer enthusiast for the history of York County. He asked if I would be willing to … Continue reading

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List of York County men in the Union Army in the Civil War – Part 2

Here is the continuation of the listing. If anyone is aware of York County soldiers whose names are missing from this listing, please contact me or leave a comment. Thanks!

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List of York County men in the Union Army during the Civil War

Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Civil War is one of my favorite websites. I use it often as a reference site, as it contains a lot of useful information, including the text of Samuel Bates’ classic History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, … Continue reading

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York County boys fought at Witmer Farm during the Gettysburg Campaign

Headstone of Private Ovid Stahl in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Ovid Stahl, a native of York, Pennsylvania, was an eighteen-year-old private in Company I of the 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia, a company that was recruited in southern York … Continue reading

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Hard-working Rebels save Wrightsville houses as bridge burns

This impressive old stone mansion in downtown Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, has a storied history, once serving as a hotel and tavern. During the June 28 – 29, 1863, occupation of the town by a Confederate expeditionary force under Brig. Gen. John … Continue reading

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