Monthly Archives: February 2014

Harrisburg CWRT presents “Ordnance of Secession: General Josiah Gorgas, General Isaac St. John, and the Confederate Niter and Mining Bureau”

On Friday March 21st, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have Michael E. Lynch, a research historian at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, speak to us on the “Ordnance of Secession: General Josiah … Continue reading

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Dinner & a movie! Lancaster CWRT presents Ron Maxwell and “The Copperhead”

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US Army Heritage & Education Center (USAHEC) Museum

I had some time this afternoon after visiting the Ridgeway Research Library at USAHEC to tour their museum and take a few photos. The Museum is on Army Heritage Lane near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Admission is free, and it is open … Continue reading

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Jubal Early’s Rebels raided York merchant P. A. Small

This image from the files of the York County Heritage Trust shows the Centre Square in downtown York, Pennsylvania, during the middle of the 19th century. The two market sheds gave rise to the name Market Street for the east-east … Continue reading

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Steam into History events for the Spring of 2014

Photo of York #17 by Scott Mingus Steam into History operates a replica 4-4-0 locomotive and passenger cars meant to evoke the spirit and memory of the Northern Central Railway, an important regional railroad during the American Civil War. Here … Continue reading

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Major General John F. Reynolds to appear at York CWRT on Feb. 19

Living historian Michael A. Riley will appear at the February 19, 2014, monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table. He portrays Union Major General John F. Reynolds. Commander of the I Corps of the Army of the Potomac … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Michael Bernzweig on the hobby of metal detecting

One of my friends found these items while metal detecting a couple of years ago at the site of the June 28, 1863, skirmish at Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. Another friend has also found dropped Minie balls and other artifacts in a … Continue reading

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Harrisburg CWRT presents “To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September, 1862”

For our Friday February 28thmeeting, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have D. Scott Hartwig speaking to us on the subject “To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September, 1862″. Scott Hartwig recently retired after a 34-year … Continue reading

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