Monthly Archives: September 2013

Historic Wrightsville, Pa., Museum features Civil War displays

The historic town of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, is nestled along the banks of the mile-wide Susquehanna River in eastern York County. Today it has about 2,300 residents, roughly double its size during the American Civil War. Some accounts suggest that this … Continue reading

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York County relic hunter has impressive collection

I first met fellow York Countian Gary Heiland a couple of years ago when I gave a Civil War talk at Shank’s Mare along the Susquehanna River. He has long been interested in collecting Civil War relics and other old … Continue reading

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Civil War relics found in northwestern York County

A south-central Pennsylvania Civil War buff has been finding some neat artifacts and relics with his metal detector at various sites in northwestern York County. More than 11,000 Confederate soldiers passed through York County, as well as several regiments of … Continue reading

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Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr. Returns to York CWRT

A long-time friend of the York Civil War Round Table, Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr., will present a talk at the upcoming CWRT meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 7 p.m. The presentation topic of the evening will be … Continue reading

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The Battles of Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry, October 21-22, 1861

The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table’s 55th season will kick-off Friday, September 27th, in the Governor’s Room B of the Radisson Convention Center. A lifelong Civil War enthusiast, Jim Morgan will speak to us on “The Battles of Ball’s Bluff … Continue reading

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Historic Jonas Rupp House near Mechanicsburg, PA

This old stone house once was surrounded by rural farming country along Trindle Spring Road on the outskirts of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. It dates from 1787 when it was built by a man named Jonas Rupp. Now, the road is busy … Continue reading

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George Franks’ new book on the Battle of Falling Waters, 1863

One of the last battles of the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign took place near Williamsport, Maryland, when Union cavalry attacked the Confederate rear guard at Falling Waters, named for a nearby small waterfall in the Potomac River. The swirling fighting took … Continue reading

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