Monthly Archives: September 2009

“Gimme my money already” – Jubal Early, CSA

Cincinnati Daily Gazette, August 2, 1877. Courtesy of NewsinHistory.com Sunday, June 28, 1863, was a bitter day for the residents of York, Pennsylvania. More than 1,000 Confederate soldiers from North Carolina occupied the town, with a couple thousand more in … Continue reading

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One tank trips: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

I spent Labor Day at historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, one of my favorites places to visit. Situated at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, the town played an important role in the early U.S. It housed a … Continue reading

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Part 1 of Wrightsville video tour now on Gettysburg Daily

York County Heritage Trust sanctioned Civil War tour guide Scott L. Mingus, Sr. stands in front of the historic Strickler farmhouse off the Lincoln Highway near Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. Confederates under Brig. Gen. John B. Gordon deployed near this farm for … Continue reading

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York CWRT battlewalk Sept. 19 with Dr. Charlie Fennell at Gettysburg

Dr. Charlie Fennell of Harrisburg Area Community College is an adjunct faculty member at the Gettysburg Campus, as well as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. An entertaining and knowledgeable speaker and tour guide, Charlie led a … Continue reading

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York officials sought reimbursement for providing protection services

April 2008 political rally in York, Pennsylvania, for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY). York Daily Record – Jason Plotkin York, Pennsylvania, received some national publicity for its efforts last year to recover city funds from the failed Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy … Continue reading

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A Portent of Things to Come: Major fire engulfs Wrightsville’s riverfront a year before the Gordon Expedition

August 28, 1862, started out as a quiet day for the citizens of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. People went to work at the bustling factories along the riverbank or shopped in the stores that lined Hellam Street. People idly gossiped or discussed … Continue reading

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Rebels raided popular general store and grist mill in Franklin Township

The old Clear Spring Mill in Franklin Township in York County, Pennsylvania, was targeted by passing Confederate troops during the Gettysburg Campaign. July 1, 1863 was a momentous day for northwestern York County, Pennsylvania. More than 600 horses were stolen … Continue reading

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Another Rebel threat to York County: July 1864

Concurrent with the Confederate movement by John McCausland‘s brigade of cavalry into Franklin County and Chambersburg, fears spread throughout Adams and York counties that the raiders would turn eastward, as had the Rebels in late June of 1863 en route … Continue reading

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Newspaper coverage of the dedication of the Dover Civil War plaque

This memorial plaque commemorating the Gettysburg Campaign activities in the Dover, Pennsylvania, region now sits in front of the local fire station on East Canal Street. Background post: Old memorial plaque recalls J.E.B. Stuart’s occupation of Dover PA An old … Continue reading

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June 27, 1863: Yorkers head out of town to escape the oncoming Rebels

1852 image of the old train station in downtown York, Pennsylvania. From fellow York Daily Record blogger Jim McClure’s York Town Square blog. Saturday, June 27, 1863, was one of the most momentous days in the history of York, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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