Monthly Archives: October 2010

Stealing the General

The locomotive the General was stolen by Andrews’ Raiders during the Civil War near Atlanta and driven toward Chattanooga. The daring raid resulted in the hangings of several Ohio soldiers and their spy ringleader, James J. Andrews of Kentucky. In … Continue reading

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“The Heroine of the Susquehanna”

During the Gettysburg Campaign, this red brick house in downtown Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, was the home of the chief burgess, Jame F. Magee and his family. His daughter Mary Jane Rewalt was staying there temporarily while her husband, Dr. Luther Rewalt, … Continue reading

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Columbia PA Civil War markers and sites

This now empty building once housed the Columbia Bank, which owned the Columbia Bridge, a toll bridge that was the world’s longest covered bridge at the time of the Civil War. The bank made a huge windfall profit in late … Continue reading

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Excellent crowd at General Thomas Welsh Symposium in Columbia PA

The Columbia (Pa.) Public Library and the Columbia Historic Preservation Society joined together with researcher and historian Richard Wiggin to present the 3rd General Thomas Welsh Civil War Symposium this past Saturday at the CHPS museum on Second Street. This … Continue reading

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The old Ziegler house – did Jeb Stuart and his officers conference here?

Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart is known to have met with some of his subordinate cavalry officers on the Ziegler property near Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania, as he marched toward York following the June 30, 1863, Battle of Hanover during the … Continue reading

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P.G.T. Beauregard and the Petersburg Campaign at November Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

Historian and author A. Wilson Greene will speak on “The Forgotten Man: P.G.T. Beauregard and the Petersburg Campaign” at the Friday, November 19 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. Mr. Greene’s talk examines the performance of General Beauregard … Continue reading

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Interview with author George F. Nagel

George F. Nagel has written a two-volume set of books on the history of the black community of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from colonial days through the Civil War, with a strong focus on the Gettysburg Campaign. Nagle is the editor of … Continue reading

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York CWRT tours Ball’s Bluff with author Jim Morgan: Part 3

Members of the York, Pennsylvania, Civil War Round Table listen to author James A. Morgan III describe the Union rout from the field at the end of the October 21, 1861, Battle of Ball’s Bluff near Leesburg, Virginia. Jim’s knowledge … Continue reading

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The definitive works on antebellum and Civil War black history of central Pennsylvania

George F. Nagle’s two-volume The Year of Jubilee examines the black history of Harrisburg, PA, from colonial times through the Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg Campaign. “Cold Pennsylvania nights and winter winds chilled freedom seeker Robert Brown, who … Continue reading

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York CWRT tours Ball’s Bluff with author Jim Morgan: Part 2

James A. Morgan III is a Virginia-based author and tour guide who specializes in the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, an October 1861 fight near Leesburg. Jim graciously hosted the York, Pennsylvania, Civil War Round Table for a tour of the … Continue reading

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