Monthly Archives: November 2009

In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart: North Codorus woman stole her horse back from Rebel raiders

The farmhouse of Henry Hoff III during the Civil War; all photos by Scott Mingus taken in November 2009. Taken from Zeigler’s Church Road looking west. This typical Pennsylvania German farm is tucked in a shallow valley paralleling Zeigler’s Church … Continue reading

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Emigsville woman defied the Rebels

York County photographer Dianne Bowders sent me a photo of one of her ancestors, Ellen Busey Roland of Emigsville. Ironically, just a couple of days before then, I had downloaded the following article from newsinhistory.com.

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Historian, guide, and author Tim Smith to speak at York Civil War Round Table on November 18

Adams County author and historian Timothy H. Smith will be the featured speaker at the November 18, 2009 meeting of the York Civil War Round Table. On the eve of the 146th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Tim’s program “Abraham … Continue reading

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Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge burning is topic of presentation at Historic Wrightsville Inc. dinner on November 20

Wrightsville’s Civil War memorial. Photo courtesy of gettysburgdaily.com York County Heritage Trust Sanctioned Civil War guide Scott L. Mingus Sr. will present a PowerPoint presentation on the Confederate occupation of Wrightsville during the Gettysburg Campaign, with special focus on the … Continue reading

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Dillsburg man was important cog in the Knights of the Golden Circle; or was he?

Lowell (Mass.) Daily Citizen and News, April 23, 1863 (newsinhistory.com) During the months prior to the Gettysburg Campaign in June-July 1863, south-central Pennsylvania was filled with spies, rumors of spies, secret agents, Southern sympathizers, and con men, who preyed on … Continue reading

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Living Historian to speak at Lancaster PA Civil War Round Table on Nov. 12

The Lancaster Civil War Round Table will welcome Dick Simpson as their speaker on Thursday, November 12, 2009. A native of Vermont, Dick will be speaking about the 2nd Vermont Regiment at Gettysburg. He will, in period costume, be taking … Continue reading

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2009 Gettysburg Dedication Day to feature Gov. Edward G. Rendell and Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss

Gettysburg National Military Park contains much of the ground where opposing armies from the Union and the Confederacy struggled for the first few days of July 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg. The Pennsylvania Monument memorializes the soldiers and officers … Continue reading

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July 1864: Big Scare at Glen Rock!

While Confederate cavalry under Brigadier General John McCausland threatened Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, rumors flew in York County PA that other Rebel raiders had entered the southern part of the county and were riding toward the village of Glen Rock. The rumors … Continue reading

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My Battle of Monocacy wargame at the recent Fall-In gaming convention at Gettysburg

Photo of Scott Mingus’s 15mm wargame of the 1864 Battle of Monocacy near Frederick, Maryland. Gettysburg, for the final time in the foreseeable future, hosted the annual Fall-In wargaming convention at the Eisenhower Resort and Conference Center on Business 15. … Continue reading

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Union militia campsite near Larue in Springfield Township

During the week before the Battle of Gettysburg, the attention of the Union Department of the Susquehanna’s commander, Major General Darius N. Couch, was on protecting vital railroad bridges and other transport and communications routes in south-central Pennsylvania between Harrisburg … Continue reading

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