Monthly Archives: December 2012

Stony Brook woman described Rebel interaction with local residents

Stony Brook is a small neighborhood east of York, Pennsylvania, near the intersection of the old railroad from York to Wrightsville and today’s State Route 462 (at the time of the Civil War the York-Wrightsville Turnpike).  On Sunday afternoon, June … Continue reading

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Gettysburg National Military Park 2013 Winter Lecture Series

The Gettysburg National Military Park has announced its 2013 schedule of winter lectures and PowerPoint presentations. As usual, this promises to be a fascinating blend of talks not only on the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, but also on other Civil … Continue reading

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Road trip: Cedar Mountain Battlefield in Virginia

Cedar Mountain was one of the first battles in the 1862 Northern Virginia Campaign, which culminated with the Second Battle of Manassas and the subsequent fight at Oak Hill/Chantilly.  This was the only battle in which Stonewall Jackson is known … Continue reading

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New book! The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History

Ken Turner has amassed one of the largest private collections of Civil War photographs in the entire country, with a focus on Pennsylvania-related topics such as soldiers, places, civilians, and events. A small portion of his holdings have been professionally … Continue reading

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Civil War brought cash influx to York’s businesses

The American Civil War was certainly a tragedy of epic proportion, with more than 700,000 men dying of disease, accidents, or combat action. However, in many areas of the North in particular, the scaling up of the war effort brought … Continue reading

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The last Civil War soldier living in York County, Pa.

John Aquilla Wilson, is believed to be shown to the right of this early Abraham Lincoln impersonator, is believed to be the last surviving Civil War soldier who lived in York County at the time of his enlistment. The resident … Continue reading

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The 90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Speaking at our Friday December 14th meeting, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have Colonel (Retired) Al Mackey talk to us about the trials and tribulations of “The 90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg”. The presentation … Continue reading

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