Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wayside markers tell the story of York, Pa. during the Civil War

York, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War hosted a major U.S. Army Hospital, a large military training camp for the Union army, and important manufacturing concerns which made such military items as railroad cars. The borough of some 8,600 (according … Continue reading

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Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal once served Wrightsville

This peaceful park-like scene along the Susquehanna River in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, during the Civil War was a bustling industrial section, filled with lumberyards and light industry, warehouses, and support facilities for the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal. The canal, constructed from … Continue reading

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Civil War encampment at Brown’s Orchard and Market near Loganville, PA

Brown’s Orchard and Market near Loganville, Pennsylvania, hosted a Civil War encampment over Memorial Day weekend. The event featured the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry, a reenactor group which commemorates a regiment raised primarily in Lancaster County during the Civil War. The … Continue reading

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Join National Park Rangers at Gettysburg For Free Guided Walks and Programs

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – As the nation continues to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Park Rangers at Gettysburg National Military Park are inviting the public to experience free battlefield walks and programs beginning June 9.  Guided battle walks, … Continue reading

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Cupboard Maker Books in Enola, PA: An interesting used book store

I spoke tonight at a book club which meets monthly at Cupboard Maker Books in the greater Harrisburg, Pa. area. This massive book store has thousands upon thousands of used books of all genres and types, from paperback novels to … Continue reading

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Harrisburg CWRT presents Cooper Wingert on the Battle of Sporting Hill

At the Friday, June 8 meeting, HCWRT member Cooper Wingert will discuss the Battle of Sporting Hill. On June 30, 1863, this engagement marked the northernmost fighting of the Gettysburg Campaign and it occurred in our backyard. The presentation will … Continue reading

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Book signing on Memorial Day weekend

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Ed Bonekemper to speak on Lincoln and Grant at York CWRT on May 16

The York Civil War Round Table will feature Civil War & military history author Edward H. Bonekemper, III at its monthly meeting on May 16, 2012. The topic of the evening will be “Lincoln and Grant: The Westerners Who Won … Continue reading

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“The post was not a comfortable one:” The 12th PA Infantry visits York’s Camp Scott

Pennsylvania and Ohio troops at Camp Scott in York, Pa. – May 25, 1861 (Harper’s Weekly) Background post: “A Perfect Storm of Flowers“ Shortly after the bombardment of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln called for a massive volunteer army to … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s 150th Anniversary taking shape

  Visitors from around the world are expected to converge on Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 2013 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s most famous battle. The historic town is observing this important anniversary through 10 continuous days … Continue reading

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