Monthly Archives: August 2011

Civil War event scheduled for US Army Heritage Education Center Oct. 1 in Carlisle PA

The Association of Mid-Atlantic Civil War Round Tables and the Camp Curtin Historical Society are co-sponsoring a unique Civil War event from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, … Continue reading

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Tracing your York County Civil War soldier ancestor!

Author Dennis W. Brandt has spent years researching the personal histories and military records of thousands of Civil War soldiers from York and Adams counties in south-central Pennsylvania. He has studied pension applications, vital records, enlistment papers, service records, and … Continue reading

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“An Army of Lions” at September’s Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

On Friday, September 30, prolific Civil War author Jeffry Wert will kick off the 53rd season of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table with a program entitled “An Army of Lions: The Army of the Potomac.”  This federal fighting force … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania soldier’s Civil War letters featured in new book

“But just now it’s too cold to think of fighting,” wrote George Pressly McClelland of the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on December 19, 1863, in a letter to his sister Lizzie. “The near approach of the Holidays suggest turkeys, mince pies, … Continue reading

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The final day of the PA Civil War 150 Road Show at York’s Penn Park

The Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show visited York, PA from August 19-21. More than a thousand people came through through the trailer despite frequent rainstorms on Friday and Sunday (Saturday was fine weather-wise). The event was sponsored by the … Continue reading

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The Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show is at York!

The official Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show trailer has been set up in Penn Park in downtown York, Pennsylvania, and is open for the public 8/19 – 8/21 from 9 until 5. The trailer has been touring the Keystone … Continue reading

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Brushstrokes of Blue and Gray: 21st Century Civil War Artists

Bradley Schmehl of York County, Pennsylvania, is one of a new generation of very talented artists who focus on the American Civil War and other historical topics. Brad’s painting of the burning of the Columbia Bridge graces the cover (under … Continue reading

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One-tank road trips: New Ways to Experience Civil War History in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va., July 20, 2011 – As the state where the most major Civil War battles were fought, Virginia plays a significant role in the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War and Emancipation.  The Virginia Tourism Corporation has launched … Continue reading

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Civil War bullets found in fallen tree at Gettysburg

Gettysburg National Military Park’s Bob Jones points to one of the bullets. NPS photo by James Kirby. Gettysburg, Pa. — With Civil War commemorations planned throughout the nation for the next four years, employees at Gettysburg National Military Park just … Continue reading

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18th Pennsylvania Cavalry troopers described the Battle of Hanover – Part 1

The 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry was primarily recruited in July 1862 in Philadelphia and several counties throughout the state — Greene, Crawford, Dauphin, Washington, Allegheny, Lycoming, Cambria, and Montgomery. In August and November they were mustered into Federal service at Camp … Continue reading

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