Monthly Archives: May 2010

Hanover PA reenactors to host Civil War event at nearby state park!

“The Picket” is a well known local landmark in the Center Square of Hanover, Pennsylvania. The sculpture commemorates the June 30, 1863, Battle of Hanover during the American Civil War. The Civil War Reenactors of Hanover, 16th Pennsylvania Volunteers, will … Continue reading

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Mini-Presentations Set for Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

Three mini-presentations are on tap for the Friday, June 11 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. Members Edward Boggs, Mary Ann Mattis and Douglas Maun will each give a brief presentations on a particular aspect of the war … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Heritage Days at Carlisle PA: May 15-16

My family and I visited Carlisle a couple of weekends ago to walk the U.S. Army Heritage Trail at the Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC). We did not realize until we arrived that it was a special weekend, and … Continue reading

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Future Confederate general tours Pennsylvania before the war

General William “Extra Billy” Smith of Virginia, CSA (Library of Congress) During the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign, Major General Jubal A. Early led a veteran division of more than 5,000 men into southern Pennsylvania with a goal of capturing and ransoming … Continue reading

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Quarterly newsletter: York Civil War Round Table

I have created a newsletter for the York Civil War Round Table to promote the organization and its activities. The public is welcome to attend the FREE meetings, which are held the third Wednesday of every month (except December) at … Continue reading

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Book review: 366 Days in Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency

Stephen A. Wynalda is a well known novelist whose past work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, a prestigious American literary prize by Pushcart Press that honors the best “poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot.” His latest work, … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Name is Mary Sutter (Civil War novel)

Robin Oliveira is a remarkable woman. She has scored a home run with her very first book, a historical novel set in the American Civil War entitled My Name is Mary Sutter. The award-winning effort follows the storyline of a … Continue reading

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York (PA) CWRT features Matt Atkinson speaking on Vicksburg

Siege of Vicksburg–13, 15, & 17 Corps, Commanded by Gen. U.S. Grant, assisted by the Navy under Admiral Porter–Surrender, July 4, 1863, by Kurz and Allison, 1888. The York Civil War Round Table will feature Park Ranger Matt Atkinson at … Continue reading

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“The Hard Hand of War” at May’s Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

Author Mark Grimsley will discuss his book, The Hard Hand of War, at the May 14 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. Professor Grimsley’s presentation questions the Civil War’s status as a “total war” and emphasizes instead the … Continue reading

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New book on the Titanic a fascinating read! Ship had local ties

English author Nick Barratt’s new book on the RMS Titanic retells the story in a fresh way with dozens of obscure and rarely uses original eyewitness stories from the shipbuilders and surviving crew members and passengers, most of which have … Continue reading

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