Monthly Archives: April 2010

Historic Orchards and Woodlots to be replanted at Gettysburg

Thanks to a donation from the Apache Foundation to the Gettysburg Foundation, contractors at Gettysburg National Military Park will be replanting two more historic orchards in early May. The grant is also providing more than 3,000 native hardwood trees to … Continue reading

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Scott Butcher’s new photo / history book on Tombstone, AZ

York, PA author, historian, architectural expert, and community leader Scott D. Butcher has always amazed me. An incredibly prolific writer and talented photographer, he shares my passion for the Civil War history of York County. Another area of mutual interest … Continue reading

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York CWRT: The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign

Author Scott Mingus gives an interview to fellow writer and bookstore owner Jim Lewin at the 2010 Butternut & Blue Civil War celebration at the York Emporium. Photo courtesy of Jim Lewin. The York Civil War Round Table invites the … Continue reading

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Camp Curtin Historical Society features Scott Mingus speaking on Pennsylvania’s response to the Confederate invasion

The Camp Curtin Historical Society proudly presents author and tour guide Scott L. Mingus, Sr. speaking on “The 1863 Confederate Invasion and Pennsylvania’s Response” 2:00PM, Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg One of the … 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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Jenkins’ Cavalry Raid: Confederate campsite near Dillsburg

This picturesque old Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse dates from the mid-1800s. It is on Baltimore Street immediately south of the busy town of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, this was the centerpiece of a prosperous farm owned by Isaac and … Continue reading

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Arthur Briggs Farquhar – a Civil War hero

Few 19th century photographs exist of York PA industrialist A. B. Farquhar, who played a pivotal role during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign in trying to protect his adopted town from being damaged by oncoming Confederate forces from the Army of … Continue reading

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