Monthly Archives: July 2013

New Civil War play to debut in August

A sweltering night in the Everglades. 1863. A fatal gunshot claims an unexpected victim, leaving a troop of Union soldiers more lost than ever. The War between the States becomes an inner war of will, belief, and survival. Playwright/director John … Continue reading

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Mechanicsburg Passenger Station Museum hosts Civil War exhibit

The Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Museum Association has been quite active over the years in preserving, interpreting, and understanding the history of this Cumberland Valley community. Among its holdings is the Passenger Station, a neat little museum inside the restored 1800’s station … Continue reading

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 10

136. As the terms of enlistment expired for York County’s soldiers throughout the war, regiments or companies returned home. Often these homecomings were accompanied by parades, feasts, speeches, and/or other celebrations. One such instance was the return of the 130th … Continue reading

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 9

121. At the start of the Civil War, the Wrightsville Star was a nonpartisan weekly newspaper serving Hellam Township, Wrightsville, and east-central York County. It had been in business since 1854. Typical of most small town papers, it had only … Continue reading

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 8

106. During the Gettysburg Campaign, Confederate Maj. Gen. Jubal Early brought 16 cannon into the vicinity of York, plus all the associated limbers, caissons, and ammunition andĀ  support wagons. Lieutenant Colonel Hilary P. Jones commanded Early’s divisional artillery. He unlimbered … Continue reading

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 7

91. After the battle of Gettysburg more than 11,000 wounded men were taken via railroad through York County to various hospitals in the North. More than 2,000 spent some time in the U.S. Army Hospital in York. However, the surgeon … Continue reading

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York CWRT to Explore Civil War Stories from Prospect Hill Cemetery

The York Civil War Round Table will feature author and historianĀ Lila Fourhman-Shaull at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The presentation topic of the evening will be “Civil War Stories from Prospect Hill Cemetery.” The … Continue reading

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 6

76. During the Gettysburg Campaign, Confederate cavalry raided the Northern Central Railway along its length from Hanover Junction to York Haven, burning or otherwise destroying more than two dozen bridges as well as severing telegraph lines and burning rolling stock. … Continue reading

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 5

61. The artillery bombardment preceding Pickett’s Charge could be heard in most of York County, as could many of the earlier cannonades. Several written records exist. A group of boys wandered along the banks of the Codorus Creek near Laurel … Continue reading

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 4

46. As the Battle of Gettysburg raged in Adams County on July 1, 1863, tens of thousands of Union soldiers were still on the road heading for the engagement. Some of them passed through York County, including Gen. David M. … Continue reading

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