Monthly Archives: October 2012

Former Army Colonel to Speak at Harrisburg CWRT on November 16

For our Friday November 16th meeting, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have one of our own members Colonel (Retired) Eric L. Ashworth speak to us on the topic, “Principles of Strategic  Leadership from the Gettysburg Campaign”. … Continue reading

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New book on the Battle of Stones River

Stones River, also known as the Battle of Murfreesboro for a nearby town, was one of the more violent encounters in Tennessee. Fighting raged for several days from December 31, 1862, and January 2, 1863, and resulted in some 24,000 … Continue reading

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New website for the York Civil War Round Table

I have created a new website to help publicize the activities and speakers of the York Civil War Round Table, which serves the Civil War and history buffs of York County, Pennsylvania. The group meets on the third Wednesday of … Continue reading

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Civil War book: The Lincoln Letter

William Martin has been one of America’s more prolific novelists in recent years, with a popular following and several fiction titles on the New York Times Bestseller’s List, including Back Bay and The Lost Constitution. He also has to his … Continue reading

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Road trip! Second Battle of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley: Part 2

This monument is on US Route 11, the Martinsburg Pike, northeast of Winchester, Virginia. It commemorates the gallant defense of a bridge over a nearby railroad by a single battery of Confederate artillery during the June 15, 1863, battle at … Continue reading

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Road trip! Second Battle of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley: Part 1

I recently spent a wonderful morning touring the Second Winchester battlefield in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with fellow authors Scott C. Patchan and Eric J. Wittenberg. Eric and I are researching the battle for a new full-length book we envision on … Continue reading

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New book tells how Lincoln re-shaped America in 1862

Abraham Lincoln took office in 1861 during troubling times. The South had seceded, fired on Fort Sumter, reacted angrily to his raising of troops to put down the rebellion, and prepared for war. Four more states left the Union, blood … Continue reading

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Talented young local author signing books at Civil War and More! Two other writers as well!

I was privileged to write the forward to an excellent new Civil War book by Cooper H. Wingert, a young and talented writer from Cumberland County, Pa. His passion for research and his ability to ferret out fresh materials overlooked … Continue reading

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York CWRT to feature Dr. Charlie Fennell on Oct. 17

      The York Civil War Round Table will feature the always entertaining Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr. at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Dr. Fennell is returning for his annual Battlefield Talk and Walk Program which has … Continue reading

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Steam into History requests your help! Clean-up day and volunteer day!

Steam into History, Inc. is a relatively new organization which is planning to bring a replica Civil War steam locomotive and passenger cars to southern York County in 2013. They plan to run the train between New Freedom and Hanover … Continue reading

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