Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hanover clash claims clown

Harper’s Weekly, October 4, 1873 – “The Circus Coming Into Town” On June 30, 1863, several thousand veteran cavalrymen clashed in and around the streets of Hanover, Pennsylvania, in the largest battle known to have been fought in York County, … Continue reading

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Year of Glory: The Life and Battles of Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry

There have been a number of past books on J.E.B. Stuart, the vaunted Confederate cavalry commander who made such an impact on the Civil War in Virginia and Maryland, and whose exploits in Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg Campaign terrorized a … Continue reading

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2013 schedule of events – Gettysburg National Military Park

Visitors hike up toward Little Round Top in this 2009 file photo by Scott Mingus. The National Park Service has released its tentative schedule of events for the 2013 season at Gettysburg National Military Park, which will mark the 150th … Continue reading

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Rebel sympathizers waved handkerchiefs from historic York hotel

The old National Hotel still stands on the northeastern corner of Market Street (foreground) and Beaver Street (left) in downtown York, Pennsylvania. It has been a landmark with its distinctive porches for more than 150 years. Built before the Civil … Continue reading

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Dr. Mark Snell to Speak at York CWRT on November 14

The York Civil War Round Table will feature Civil War and military history author Dr. Mark A. Snell at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.  The topic of the evening will be ” Major General William B. Franklin … Continue reading

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Excellent new book features colorized Civil War photographs

Cincinnati-based author and graphic artist John C. Guntzelman has produced a fascinating and hard-to-put-down new book entitled The Civil War in Color: A Photographic Reenactment of the War Between the States. It is perhaps the most interesting compilation of photographs … Continue reading

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Random Gettysburg photographs

Here are a few random photographs taken at Gettysburg National Military Park over the past few months.

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Book details German adventurer’s time in the US during the Civil War era

International travel in the 19th century generally was a mixed bag. The best accommodations on ships were reserved for the wealthy, the diplomats, celebrities, business travelers, while crammed below decks in steerage and other crowded berths were hordes of immigrants … Continue reading

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