Monthly Archives: September 2011

“Grant and Foote on the Western Rivers” at October Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

United States Navy Commander Bruce Apgar will speak on “Building a Winning Team – General Grant and Flag Officer Foote on the Western Rivers, 1861-1862″ at the upcoming Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. The meeting is set for Friday, October … Continue reading

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Old postcards show Civil War-era sites in York County, Pa. – Part 1

The Loucks Dam and mill on Codorus Creek north of York, Pennsylvania, was a prominent site during the June 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Under orders from Major General Jubal Early, members of the famed Louisiana Tigers camped near here and guarded … Continue reading

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New Civil War photo book is a treat

Parragon Press has issued a new book on September 27 entitled The Civil War, A Visual History: Rare Images and Tales of the War Between the States. This is not to be confused with the recent book with a similar … Continue reading

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The New Gettysburg Handbook – a great addition to your Civil War library!

J. David Petruzzi and Steven Stanley are perhaps the most popular duo currently writing Civil War books. The combination of Petruzzi’s entertaining and informative prose and Stanley’s maps and graphics provide a rich, rewarding reading experience that is both visually … Continue reading

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Eyewitness recounts York’s “surrender” meeting with Gen. Gordon at Farmers, Pa.

This historic old house off Locust Lane in Farmers, Pa., is where Confederate Brig. Gen. John B. Gordon met with a delegation of civic leaders from York on Saturday night, June 27, 1863. Their topic? Discuss the specific terms by … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury black man was conductor on Underground Railroad

Amanda Berry Smith was perhaps the leading black female evangelist of the 19th century. Noted for her fiery passion for the Christian cause and for her compassion toward the downtrodden, Smith worked tirelessly as a missionary to India and Africa, … Continue reading

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Guided tour of Wrightsville, Pa., Civil War skirmish set for October 8

Author and tour guide Scott Mingus explains the historic significance of the pre-Civil War lime kilns along Front Street in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania on September 17 to members of the Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table. Photo courtesy of Ulli Baumann. … Continue reading

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Dr. Charles Fennell featured at York CWRT on September 21

          A long-time friend of the York CWRT, Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr., is returning on September 21, 2011, for his annual talk and battlefield walk program. He will present a talk entitled “Assault on Little Round Top: A Southern … Continue reading

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Rebel raiders devastate Codorus Valley farm

The summer of 1863 witnessed two major Confederate raids into the North, the largest of course being Robert E. Lee’s invasion of Pennsylvania. The clock shown above graced the Mingus household in southeastern Ohio in July when John Hunt Morgan’s … Continue reading

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150 years ago this month in York County, Pa. – Pvt. Henry Shultz

Henry Shultz was a 17-year-old teenager in eastern York County, Pennsylvania, in September 1861. He worked as a hired hand on a farm east of the borough of York near the road to Wrightsville. Like so many other young men … Continue reading

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