Monthly Archives: May 2013

Harrisburg CWRT presents “Studying and Understanding the Civil War”

The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table’s annual meeting of the 2012-2013 season will be held Friday, June 14th at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center. We are proud to have another member, Linda Niesen, speaking to us on … Continue reading

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More Scandals of the Civil War is Douglas Gibboney’s newest book

More Scandals of the Civil War is the newest book from Douglas Lee Gibboney of Monroe Township, Cumberland County.The volume offers a second serving of assorted sordid deeds, malicious gossip and just plain naughty behavior by Billy Yank, Johnny Reb … Continue reading

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York County young lady described Rebel invasion

Confederate reenactors march into position for a sham battle at Neshaminy State Park. I frequently  drive past a modest country grocery store at the intersection of Canal Road and Bull Road in north-central York County, near the border of Conewago … Continue reading

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Researching new book!

I have decided to fill a void in the Gettysburg Campaign by writing a book on the role of the U.S. Army Hospitals in this area during the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. I will focus on the semi-permanent … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Historic Church Tours start June 12

Historic Church Walking Tours of Gettysburg celebrates its 10th season of providing local residents and tourists alike with visits to their historic churches.  On Wednesday evenings during the summer months, church volunteers provide short programs about their church and how … Continue reading

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Civil War & More store schedules signings with 3 authors including Cooper Wingert

Jim Schmick of the Civil War & More Bookstore in Mechanicsburg is hosting an afternoon of book signings and Civil War music. The “Civil War Authors of Central Pennsylvania Book Signing” will be held on June 1st & 2nd, 2013, … Continue reading

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One-tank trips: Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond VA – Part 2

In my previous post, I briefly discussed the history of the Confederate Memorial Chapel and the surrounding property which once was the grounds of the Confederate Soldiers Home. I was there, along with living historians Ed Lefevre and David Meisky, … Continue reading

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One-tank trips: Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond VA

I was honored to receive an invitation to hold the national debut of my new book on Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith: From Virginia’s Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat at the Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond, Va. Two of General … Continue reading

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New book traces a York County family’s and friends’ letters to a Civil War soldier

York County historian and author Ronald L. Hershner has for many years been a prominent supporter of this region’s history, having served on various boards and committees and well as actively promoting history and encouraging others to do the same. … Continue reading

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Cooper Wingert’s new book on Harrisburg and the Civil War

Enola, Pennsylvania,-based author Cooper H. Wingert has established himself not only as one of the finest up and coming young authors in the field of Civil War history, but as a leading expert on the Civil War events in central … Continue reading

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