Monthly Archives: March 2010

Interview with authors of new Gettysburg book

Johnstown, Pennsylvania, authors James and Suzanne Gindlesperger have written what will surely become one of the more popular books for tourists to take home after their visits to the Gettysburg National Military Park. When I am sitting in Gettysburg’s bookshops … Continue reading

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They came to York County, PA: Lt. Harrison Strickler, CSA

Postwar photograph of the Rev. Harrison Monroe Strickler, formerly a lieutenant in the Confederate Army. He was one of some 11,000 Rebel soldiers who visited York County, Pennsylvania, during the Gettysburg Campaign. Strickler launched the first Confederate attack at Gettysburg, … Continue reading

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“The Battle of Bristoe Station” at Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

U.S. Marine Corps archivist J. Michael Miller “Blood on the Tracks: The Battle of Bristoe Station” is the topic of J. Michael Miller at the Friday, April 23 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. Mr. Miller’s overview of … Continue reading

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Federal detectives arrested York County PA deserter

Washington D.C. Evening Union, August 20, 1863. Courtesy of Leonard Shields was a young man with a troubled conscience and an agonized soul. A 22-year-old resident of rural Union Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania, he had enlisted in the … Continue reading

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Book review: The Horrors of Andersonville

Catherine Gourley is an award-winning author and editor of books for young adults, with more than twenty titles to her credit. Her latest work, The Horrors of Andersonville: Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison, will appeal not only … Continue reading

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Former York PA resident accidentally killed himself after the Battle of Gettysburg

Baltimore Sun, August 8, 1863. Courtesy of At times when attending Gettysburg talks and battle walks, I hear someone comment that Jennie Wade was the only civilian casualty of the Battle of Gettysburg. I smile inwardly when I hear … Continue reading

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Drummed out of camp: an incident at Camp Scott in York PA

Thief being drummed out of a Union encampment on Morris Island in South Carolina. Library of Congress image dated 1863. Photographed by Harris & Peale. Camp Scott was a military training camp located on the old fairgrounds in downtown York, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Confederate casualties buried in York PA

Commemorative headstone remembering the five dead Confederate Civil War soldiers who are buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in York, Pennsylvania. Ironically, their graves are not far from a campsite of a portion of “Extra Billy” Smith’s Virginia brigade during … Continue reading

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21st Annual Civil War Re-enactment at Neshaminy State Park

Civil War diorama at the Dobbin House in Gettysburg, PA. Circa 1960s. The 21st annual Civil War Re-enactment will be held on Saturday-Sunday, May 1 – 2, 2010 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, … Continue reading

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The York Civil War Round Table presents “Missouri 1861 and the Battle of Wilson’s Creek”

The public is invited on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 to join the York Civil War Round Table when Dick Simpson presents his slide program, “Missouri 1861 and the Battle of Wilson’s Creek”. This program that is free and open to … Continue reading

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