Monthly Archives: February 2012

Gettysburg and Eisenhower National Parks = visitors, money and jobs

Gettysburg National Military Park News Release For Release: February 28, 2012 Contact: Katie Lawhon Phone: 717/ 334-1124 x 3121 Gettysburg, Pa.  – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 1,092,000 visitors in 2010 spent $67.4 million … Continue reading

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“The First Battle of Bull Run” at March 30 Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

   On Friday, March 30, historian Matt Atkinson will speak on the First Battle of Bull Run at the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table.  The meeting will be held This first major battle of the Civil War was a contest between … Continue reading

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Hanover, Pa. moving ahead with plans for dual anniversary plans for 2013

Here is a press release from the organizers of the planned joint anniversary celebrations in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 2013. In 2013 we celebrate Hanover’s 250th Anniversary as well as the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Hanover, … Continue reading

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23rd Annual Civil War Re-enactment at Neshaminy State Park April 28-29

The 23rd annual Civil War Re-enactment will be held on Saturday-Sunday, April 28 – 29, 2012 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, rain or shine. Admission is free. … Continue reading

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Civil War artist available for custom work

Artist Kevin O’Malley is now available to produce custom pen-and-ink illustrations for books, pamphlets, websites, brochures, and other uses. The artwork shown above depicts Union Brig. Gen. Thomas Meagher of the famed Irish Brigade in the Army of the Potomac. … Continue reading

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Author Jim Moss, Sr., releases latest in series of Civil War books

Jim Moss, Sr. has collected the material about the Civil War that was recorded in the Church Advocate from May 1859 until January 1, 1870.  This covered nearly the entire tenure of E. H. Thomas as editor.  This effort is … Continue reading

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York CWRT to feature Debra Sandoe McCauslin discussing Black Voices of Gettysburg

The York Civil War Round Table will feature author and historian Debra Sandoe McCauslin at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. The topic of the evening will be “Echoes from the Past: African-American Voices at Gettysburg.” Little has … Continue reading

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York County men of the 130th Pennsylvania fought at Antietam

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, fought September 17, 1862, in the fields, woods, and roadways surrounding Sharpsburg, Maryland. Two of the most recognizable features of the old battlefield are the Lower (or Rohrbach) Bridge, … Continue reading

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“Pennsylvania Reserves” at February 24 Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

Union Gen. Samuel W. Crawford commanded the Pennsylvania Reserves at the Battle of Gettysburg Brigadier General Uzal Ent will speak on “The Pennsylvania Reserves in the Civil War” at the Friday, February 24, meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. … Continue reading

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