Monthly Archives: August 2010

Field music presentation September 15 at York Civil War Round Table

Sheepskin fiddlers (drummers) and straw blowers (fifers); companies of infantry were authorized to have one of each. Assembled in their regiment, the drummers and fifers comprised the field music. Why did Civil War armies have field music? Who were the … Continue reading

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Manchester Township Soldier Killed at Fort Stedman

Private Zachariah Shepp was among the many soldiers from York County, Pennsylvania, to die during the American Civil War. He was among the last, dying just a few weeks before the fall of the Confederacy. Zachariah Shepp was born on … Continue reading

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Updated schedule – Pleasureville Civil War Weekend

The Pleasureville United Methodist Church, near York, Pennsylvania, is sponsoring a Civil War Weekend as part of its 150th anniversary celebration. This promises to be an interesting event, with a reenactors encampment of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, a dance demonstration … Continue reading

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Another rare document at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society

Major Granville O. Haller of the 7th U.S. Infantry commanded the defenses of York and Adams counties during the Gettysburg Campaign. He wrote this fascinating letter to Robert Crane, the Columbia, PA civilian who under Haller’s orders burned the Columbia … Continue reading

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Harrisburg Civil War Round Table Studies Franklin County in the Civil War

Chambersburg, PA after it was burned by the Confederates in 1864. Courtesy of Douglas Gibboney Author Ted Alexander will speak on “When War Passed This Way: The Civil War in Franklin County” at the Friday, September 10 meeting of the … Continue reading

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A few more photos from the 2010 Civil War Encampment at Hanover

I spent a very pleasant sunny Sunday afternoon at the Codorus State Park near Hanover, Pa., for the 6th annual Civil War Encampment along the scenic banks of Lake Marburg. Here are a few more photos:

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Hanover Civil War Encampment 2010 at Codorus State Park

The 16th Pennsylvania reenactment group is sponsoring and hosting the 2010 Hanover Civil War Encampment at Codorus State Park in southern York County, Pennsylvania. The lake covers the Civil War era town of Marburg, which was raided by J.E.B. Stuart’s … Continue reading

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Letters from York U.S. Army Hospital in new book by James Moss, Sr. – Part 2

Here is part 2 of “McE’s” September 26, 1862, letter to E. H. Thomas, the editor of the Lancaster-based Church Advocate. Courtesy of author James Moss, Sr. The writer, an artilleryman also from Lancaster, was a patient at the York … Continue reading

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Letters from York U.S. Army Hospital in new book by James Moss, Sr.

Author and church growth specialist Jim Moss has published Vol 2. of his massive quartet of books, A History of the Civil War as Presented by the Church Advocate. It’s a monumental undertaking, as Jim has searched through every issue … Continue reading

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York CWRT meeting features the always entertaining Dr. Charlie Fennell !

Charlie Fennell poses by a monument on Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg National Military Park. A professor at Harrisburg Area Community College in Gettysburg, Dr. Fennell is a recognized expert on the Battle of Gettysburg. One of the most entertaining public … Continue reading

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