Monthly Archives: March 2011

Book attacks Abe Lincoln’s detractors

I first met Pennsylvania-based author Dennis W. Brandt several years ago at the York County Heritage Trust when he was researching the 87th Pennsylvania for his excellent book on the regiment, From Home Guards to Heroes. At the time I … Continue reading

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Baltimore Honors 150th Anniversary of the First Bloodshed of the Civil War

Fort McHenry near Baltimore, Maryland, played an important role in the War of 1812 as well as the American Civil War. Beginning this spring, Baltimore will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, as it was in Baltimore that … Continue reading

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Gettysburg National Military Park Launches Blogs, Special Events for Civil War 150th

Sunset at the Gettysburg National Military Park (photo courtesy of the National Park Service) Gettysburg, Pa. – To mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War Gettysburg National Military Park is launching new social media programs, … Continue reading

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22nd Annual Civil War Re-Enactment at Neshaminy State Park: Apr. 30-May 1, 2011

22nd ANNUAL CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT AT NESHAMINY STATE PARK The Campaign of Fall 1861 – Bolivar Heights and Ball’s Bluff The 22nd annual Civil War Re-enactment will be held on Saturday-Sunday, April 30 – May 1, 2011 at Neshaminy State … Continue reading

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Glen Rock, Pa., was important telegraph station during Gettysburg Campaign

Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, is a small town in south-central York County, just a few miles north of the Maryland line. Home to some 1,800 people, it is situated astride the historic Northern Central Railway tracks, which is now the York … Continue reading

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Rebels did not burn York’s train station

In a recent post, I examined a recent debate whether Maj. Gen. Jubal Early’s Confederate invaders destroyed the train station in York, Pennsylvania, forcing the construction of a new brick building which the Northern Central Railway expensed at $5,000 for … Continue reading

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Flames Beyond Gettysburg to be featured at dinner seminar near Wrightsville, Pa.

LOWER WINDSOR TWP.– The Susquehanna River Speaker & Dinner Series’ theme this year is “Susquehanna through the Centuries.” At 6 p.m. April 1, you can enjoy dinner by candlelight in The Rookery at Shank’s Mare, a real-life canal general store … Continue reading

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Sherman in the Carolinas at April Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

“From Warrior to Peacemaker: William T. Sherman and the Carolinas Campaign of 1865″ is the topic at the Friday, April 15 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. Mark Bradley, a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military … Continue reading

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Rebels severely damaged the Northern Central Railway during the Gettysburg Campaign: Part 3

This train station served York, Pennsylvania, for many years prior to the American Civil War. In 1863, a brand new, much larger brick depot replaced this building, with the Northern Central Railroad expending $5,000 in capital funds to construct the … Continue reading

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Rebels severely damaged the Northern Central Railway during the Gettysburg Campaign: Part 2

Confederate Lt. Colonel Elijah V. White led the 35th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, on a raid of Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of June 26, 1863, during the Gettysburg Campaign. His men burned bridges on the Northern Central Railway and … Continue reading

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