Monthly Archives: September 2010

Civil War tours of York County’s sites available

York, Pennsylvania, Civil War author and lecturer Scott L. Mingus, Sr. presents the opening introduction for a two-hour walking tour of York’s Civil War sites. The attendees are from the Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table. Photo by Ulli Kaminski … Continue reading

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One-tank road trips: Arlington National Cemetery – Part 3

George R. Crook was a career U.S. Army soldier who led a division of the IX Corps in the Maryland Campaign and other battles. He also is remembered for his 1876 defeat at the hands of Crazy Horse’s Sioux at … Continue reading

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One-tank road trips: Arlington National Cemetery – Part 2

All photos courtesy of Dr. Thomas M. Mingus Early in the 20th Century, the United Daughters of the Confederacy raised money for a suitable memorial to their fallen soldiers for placement in Arlington National Cemetery. In 1900, the remains of … Continue reading

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“Lee at Antietam” Set for October Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

United States Navy Captain Steven W. Knott is the featured speaker for the Friday, October 22, meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. His topic will be “Lee at Antietam: The Tyranny of Arithmetic and the Trap Not Sprung.” … Continue reading

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One-tank road trips: Arlington National Cemetery – Part 1

All photos courtesy of Dr. Thomas M. Mingus. Arlington National Cemetery is roughly a two-hour drive from my home near York, Pennsylvania. For a history buff and Civil War junkie, it’s an excellent place to roam, as well as a … Continue reading

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York native fought at Little Bighorn with Custer’s 7th Cavalry

F. Otto Becker’s colorful 1896 lithograph of “Custer’s Last Stand” was widely distributed at the turn of the century at saloons and bars across America by the Anheuser-Busch Company as a promotional giveaway. Copies may still be found occasionally in … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Postmaster Flees to York County

Hanover’s Central Hotel in the mid-19th Century was a focal point of travel and business on Centre Square. The postmaster of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was among those refugees during the 1863 Confederate invasion who made their way into Hanover for presumed … Continue reading

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Another of Jubal Early’s victims in York

In 1863, grocer and shopkeeper John L. Kuehn lived in this brick house at 33 E. Philadelphia Street in downtown York, Pennsylvania. His nearby establishment was a well known landmark in the 19th century, and offered fresh produce and other … Continue reading

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Last York election of the Civil War goes to the Democrats

The March 1865 local elections in York, Pennsylvania, demonstrated that, despite the imminent Union triumph and President Lincoln’s strong support in much of the Keystone State, here the Democratic Party had grown in strength and influence since the 1860 election, … Continue reading

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Another letter from the York Army Hospital

Image from the York County PA Civil War Memorial in Penn Park in downtown York, Pennsylvania. Photo by Scott Mingus. Here is another letter written by “McE” from the York U.S. Army Hospital during the Civil War. This is courtesy … Continue reading

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