Monthly Archives: April 2013

Historian Ed Bearss and the Joe Hooker Society tour York and Hanover Junction

Historian and author Ed Bearss (left), historian Dean Schultz of Gettysburg (center), York County Heritage Trust Civil War Guide Scott L. Mingus Sr. (right) and a group  of Civil War buffs from the Joe Hooker Society toured York and Hanover … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Foundation Presents May 2013 Specialty Bus Tours

Photo by Scott Mingus Gettysburg, PA (April 25, 2013) – The Gettysburg Foundation announces two specialty bus tours for the month of May 2013. On Saturday, May 25, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., join Licensed Battlefield Guide Fred Hawthorne for … Continue reading

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Excerpt from new book on the Civil War in York County, Pa.

Jim McClure and I have collaborated on a second volume of stories, anecdotes, and incidents from the residents and visitors to York County, Pa. during the American Civil War. As with the first volume, this contains more than 200 such … Continue reading

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Assistant Quartermaster’s report from Camp Scott, May 1861, signed by future U.S. congressman

Camp Scott was a Civil War military training base located on the grounds of the York  Agricultural Society’s Fairgrounds near the intersection of King and Queen streets in the southeastern quadrant of York, Pa. Named for Union general Winfield Scott, … Continue reading

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Civil War Then & Now — picture of the day

On the square in downtown Hanover, Pa., this old building was the Central Hotel in the mid-19th century. At the outset of the war, significant Union recruiting activity took place near here, and during the June 20, 1863, battle of … Continue reading

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Relics from the Wrightsville skirmish from the Gettysburg Campaign

Most readers know I wrote a best-selling book entitled Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River (Savas Beatie, 2011) which details Confederate Brig. Gen. John B. Gordon’s march to Wrightsville, Pa., on Sunday night, June 28, 1863, … Continue reading

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A narrow escape for JEB Stuart at Hanover, Pa.

This meandering watercourse is the remnant of what was once a 15-foot wide and 15-foot deep ditch spanning several farm fields south of Hanover, Pennsylvania, near the Westminster Road. During the Civil War Battle of Hanover on June 30, 1863, … Continue reading

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Residents fired at Rebels from their windows during Battle of Hanover

On June 30, 1863, hundreds of Confederate and Union cavalrymen clashed in the streets and fields near Hanover, Pennsylvania, in the largest military engagement in York County history. The 2nd North Carolina Cavalry chased the 18th Pennsylvania north into Hanover … Continue reading

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Remembering another fallen Civil War casualty

Civil War-era graveyard in Columbia, Pa. In the overcast late afternoon of June 28, 1863, as elements of the vaunted Confederate Army approached the small town of Wrightsville in south-central Pennsylvania, more than 1,800 men in blue uniforms awaited them … Continue reading

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York CWRT to feature Dr. Charles Teague discussing Oliver O. Howard on April 17

The York Civil War Round Table will feature historian Dr. Charles Teague at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. The presentation topic of the evening will be “‘We Shall be Wiped Out of Existence’ – … Continue reading

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