Monthly Archives: May 2011

One-tank road trips: Chancellorsville – Part 1

The Battle of Chancellorsville was one of Confederate general Robert E. Lee’s string of victories over the Union Army of the Potomac in the first two years of the American Civil War. Fought in May 1863 in Northern Virginia, Chancellorsville … Continue reading

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New, Detailed Model of the Town of Gettysburg in 1863 Installed at the David Wills House

The new model of Gettysburg in November 1863 is now on display at the David Wills House, Gettysburg National Military Park. NPS Photo by Katie Lawhon. Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg National Military Park and Main Street Gettysburg have announced that … Continue reading

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Lincoln, Davis, Tubman living history presentations slated in Maryland

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear famous historical figures talk about their experiences and accomplishments… in real life? Join the Maryland Humanities Council at our annual Chautauqua where you will meet celebrated figures from our … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania-born Confederate major describes the 1863 Battle of Hanover

The Central Hotel on the center square of Hanover, Pennsylvania, served as Union headquarters during much of the June 30, 1863, Battle of Hanover. Photo courtesy of the York County Heritage Trust. Major Henry Brainerd McClellan (1840-1904) served on the … Continue reading

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Civil War Voices: Part 8 – Patriotism, glory compel York residents to enlist

- Excerpted from ‘Civil War Voices from York County’ Volunteers in the North stood in line to sign up for the military. Some were ardent Union men, determined to see the country held together. Others sought adventure or glory, or … Continue reading

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The young men of York County echoed most of these reasons for enlisting. David Givens, a 20-year-old Wrightsville resident, was one of those men. He had worked as a boatman on one of his uncle’s barges on the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, linking Y

- Excerpted from ‘Civil War Voices from York County’ Volunteers in the North stood in line to sign up for the military. Some were ardent Union men, determined to see the country held together. Others sought adventure or glory, or … Continue reading

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Columbia PA cemetery has black vets of 54th Mass and USCT

The 54th Massachusetts Infantry became familiar to the modern Civil War buff through the Hollywood film, Glory, which garnered an Oscar for star Denzel Washington and featured several other notable performances, including that of Morgan Freeman. What is not depicted … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust’s 1861 3D Photo Exhibit at Willard Hotel

Washington DC, May 12, 2011 — The Civil War Trust and the Willard InterContinental proudly present a thrilling, three-dimensional photographic exhibition of Civil War images. The exhibit is part of a yearlong calendar of Civil War-related events presented by the … Continue reading

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Three Mini-Presentations at the June Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

The program at the Friday June 10 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table will consist of three mini-presentations delivered by members of the organization. Dr. George Wolf will speak on “Henry Harrison Bingham: Father of the House and … Continue reading

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400 Years of National History on 1 Tank of Gas

The Louisiana Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park is just one of the many attractions that can be seen in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. Photograph by Scott L. Mingus, Sr., author of The Louisiana Tigers in … Continue reading

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