Monthly Archives: April 2012

May 11 Harrisburg Civil War Round Table: Ed Bearss on “Vicksburg: Grant’s Masterpiece”

Civil War buffs Ed Bearss (left) and Scott Mingus enjoy conversation over brunch at the Accomac Inn along the scenic Susquehanna River in York County, Pa. The historic tavern dates from the late 1700s. “Vicksburg: Grant’s Masterpiece” will be the … Continue reading

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New book tells the story of the Compromise of 1850 which delayed civil war in America

Henry Clay. Stephen Douglas. Daniel Webster. All were great names in American political history. They and other leading U.S. senators and congressmen played a leading role in developing a controversial political compromise in 1850 which temporarily brought relief to the … Continue reading

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York CWRT to discuss Floating Iron: The New Navies of the Civil War on April 18

Author and historian Dr. Lawrence E. Keener-Farley will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of … Continue reading

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Cover art for my latest Civil War book

Savas Beatie LLC will have this new book out in print later this year. If you would like to be included in the pre-order list, send me an e-mail to scottmingusATyahooDOTcom. Confederate Brigadier General William “Extra Billy” Smith commanded one … Continue reading

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New book details the Confederate march on Harrisburg and related skirmishes

Cooper H. Wingert is a young author from central Pennsylvania who has proven to be a very talented researcher in his short career as a writer and history buff. The Enola native has been studying primary accounts of the defense … Continue reading

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Remnants found of old mill once raided by Jeb Stuart’s Rebels

Jeb Stuart‘s Confederate cavalry paused on their route from Jefferson, Pennsylvania, northward to New Salem to raid area farms, mills, and merchants for horses, mules, and provisions. David B. Sprenkle was among the scores of North Codorus Township residents who … Continue reading

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Exploration of old earthworks defending Hanover Junction during the Gettysburg Campaign: Part 1

I have frequently in the past about Lt. Col. Elijah V. White and his “Comanches” of the 35th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry and their raid on Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania. Recently a representative from the county parks system (a geologist), a docent … Continue reading

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