Monthly Archives: December 2010

Civil War graves – Wolf’s Church Cemetery

Grave of George Glatfelter, Civil War veteran buried in St. Paul’s (Wolf’s) Lutheran Church Cemetery in West Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. The name Glatfelter is well known in York County, with the P.H. Glatfelter Company (the global supplier of … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Civil War style

Here is a neat little Christmas story from an 1889 book of Civil War remembrances. Illustration by Thomas Nast A soldier, writing from his camp near Fredericksburg, narrated the following, which occurred while he was on picket duty with his … Continue reading

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New Civil War music CD from The Would Man

Allan James Grund is a Michigan-based poet, song writer, composer, and entertainer whose engaging and evocative Civil War compositions reflect the emotions of the lowly common soldier as he reflects upon the Civil War. His first work, The Would Man, … Continue reading

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Civil War toys – Marx Warriors of the World

As a kid, I used to love going to the S. S. Kresge’s discount store in the city near where I grew up. The store was a treasure trove of all kinds of exciting things for a young lad, including … Continue reading

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Update on 2nd edition of Flames Beyond Gettysburg (Savas Beatie version)

Veteran battlefield tramper T. S. Mingus stands in front of artillery pieces at the Peach Orchard in Gettysburg National Military Park. Photo taken December 19, 2010. Many of you have asked about the status of the second edition (new and … Continue reading

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Civil War graves – Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church cemetery

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church meets at an impressive old stone church building that dates from before the Civil War. It is located at 6084 W. Canal Road in Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania, just northeast of Abbottstown. It … Continue reading

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Civil War graves – Manchester Union Cemetery

Manchester Union Cemetery is at the corner of S.R. 181 (Main Street / known as North George Street Extension south of town toward York) and S.R. 921 (Maple Street) in Manchester, Pennsylvania. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in … Continue reading

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Beloved Christmas carol stemmed from Civil War incident

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) is one of the most beloved poets in American history. Most school children for more than 100 years learned his classic “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” and books such as The Song of Hiawatha became … Continue reading

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New book available as a test market digital file!

My latest book is available for a limited time only as a digital download on the Wargame Vault as a test market. Have a look for FREE! The entire book then may be downloaded for only $5.99 and printed in … Continue reading

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Civil War graves – Manchester Lutheran Cemetery

Manchester Lutheran Cemetery is located along North George Street in downtown Manchester, Pa. (during the Civil War often known as Liverpool Post Office). Confederate cavalry, specifically the 17th Virginia Cavalry under Col. William H. French, rode past this site during … Continue reading

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