Monthly Archives: March 2013

New Gettysburg graphic history published

     Zenith Press, a military history book publisher, has in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War published a book that by their statement “will have great appeal to adult history and Civil War enthusiasts but will also … Continue reading

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One-tank road trip: Civil War statue at the Guernsey County, Ohio, Courthouse

I recently had the privilege to speak at the Southeastern Ohio Civil War Round Table in Cambridge, Ohio, to approximately 40-45 people. Attendees came from other CWRT groups in neighboring Barnesville, Marietta, and other towns throughout the region. I grew … Continue reading

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UPDATED Calendar of events at Gettysburg National Military Park

  GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK  / EISENHOWER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE                             2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  

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Summer Ranger Programs at Gettysburg National Military Park

From June 8 through August 18, Gettysburg National Military Park will offer a variety of free ranger guided programs that explore the Battle of Gettysburg, its aftermath, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and the history of the park.  … Continue reading

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Civil War documents, paper collectibles, books to be featured at York Book & Paper Fair

YORK, PA—Central Pennsylvania bibliophiles know that the coming of spring means a fresh gathering of like-minded folks for the York Book and Paper Fair; it is a tradition that has been nearly 30 years in the making.  And this year, … Continue reading

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New Pinterest page for “Civil War in York County, Pa.”

I have recently decided to start a series of boards on the popular social media site, Pinterest, to showcase some of my diverse interests such as Civil War miniature wargaming, Civil War toy soldiers and collectibles, postcards, and the like. … Continue reading

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Diary entries from a Confederate soldier occupying York, Pa.

In my research for an upcoming book on the Second Battle of Winchester, I found the diary entries of James Edmond Hall, a Confederate soldier in the 31st Virginia’s “Liberty Rifles.” He was a member of the brigade of Brig. … Continue reading

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“Gettysburg at Arlington” Topic at York CWRT on March 20

Licensed Battlefield Guide Richard Kohr will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York CWRT on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. The topic of the evening will be “Gettysburg at Arlington.” The meeting will be … Continue reading

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“Disaster at Shepherdstown, September 19-20, 1862” – Harrisburg CWRT April 2013 mtg.

For our Friday April 12th meeting, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have Professor Thomas A. McGrath speak to us on the Battle of Shepherdstown, sometimes known as the Battle of Boteler’s Ford. In the days immediately … Continue reading

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Famed general Winfield Scott & daughters at Hanover Junction?

A photographic team visited Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania, in November 1863 to take photographs of the dignitaries waiting there for the westbound train to Gettysburg. Hanover Junction, located in southern York County less than 20 miles from the Maryland line, was … Continue reading

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