Monthly Archives: December 2009

Jenkins’ Cavalry Raid through Northwestern York County: Part 6

The Mumper farm in Franklin Township, York County, Pennsylvania, was among the scores of farms struck by Confederate foraging parties during the Gettysburg Campaign. Northwestern York County saw two separate and independent Rebel incursions, first by Major James H. Nounnan‘s … Continue reading

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Jenkins’ Cavalry Raid through Northwestern York County: Part 5

The Maple Shade barn on the old Harrisburg Pike in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, serves as the headquarters, meeting room, and gift shop for the local historical society. On June 28-29, 1863, Confederate raiders were in this vicinity, and on July 1, … Continue reading

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Jenkins’ Cavalry Raid through Northwestern York County: Part 4

Early 20th century view of downtown Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, looking up Baltimore Street, the town’s main street. Postmaster A. N. Eslinger’s office and store were on the east side of the street in the middle of the block as one walked … Continue reading

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Jenkins’ Cavalry Raid through Northwestern York County: Part 3

The Camp Curtin Historical Society and Civil War Round Table sponsored the construction of this monument in downtown Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Perhaps the northernmost Civil War memorial to a Confederate general, the stone and bronze column commemorates Brig. Ge. Albert Gallatin … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas1863. Harper’s Weekly The first Christmas for York Countians after the Gettysburg Campaign and the Confederate invasion. Have a joyous, healthy, and safe holiday season!

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Jenkins’ Cavalry Raid through Northwestern York County: Part 2

Some of the main Confederate movements on June 27 – 28, 1863 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, are outlined on this Yahoo map. The Rebels encamped along Trindle Road some five miles west of Mechanicsburg on the 27th, sending our patrols … Continue reading

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How many Confederates invaded York County?

Old postcard depicting a Confederate cavalryman (from the author’s collection). York County author, historian, and Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John T. Krepps recently posted a comment on Cannonball wanting to know if anyone had ever compiled a complete list of … Continue reading

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Jenkins’ Cavalry Raid through Northwestern York County: Part 1

This prosperous farm is on Union Church Road in Franklin Township in northwestern York County PA. It is northwest of the village of Clear Spring and not far from the intersection of Union Church and Water Street. During the Civil … Continue reading

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York County soldiers: Pvt. James Grey

Private James Grey, Union Army A Cannonball reader sent in the above photograph of an ancestor who fought in the Civil War. The family knew “that he was in the Union Army during the Civil War, married to a woman … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Offers Special Winter Lecture Series – Gettysburg: Perspectives on the Battle and Campaign

Gettysburg National Military Park ranger Lt. Col. (ret.) Chuck Teague is among an impressive line-up of rangers who will be presenting interesting talks over this winter at the new Visitors Center. All these talks are free of charge and the … Continue reading

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