Monthly Archives: April 2014

William C. Davis to present “The Lies of Loreta Velazquez” lecture at Harrisburg CWRT

For our 55th Anniversary lecture on Friday May 16th, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have one of our past presidents and lifetime members, William C. Davis, speak to us on “The Lies of Loreta Velazquez”. Loreta … Continue reading

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Civil War: The Untold Story released on DVD

Elizabeth McGovern of the wildly popular series Downton Abbey narrates this 5-episode, 2-disk DVD of the recent American Public Television series of the Civil War: The Untold Story. Producer Chris Wheeler focuses on the conflict in the Western Theater and … Continue reading

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Work restarted on turning Goodridge-Dempwolf house into Underground Railroad Museum

William C. Goodridge was born a slave in Maryland, but became a free and prosperous business man in York, Pennsylvania, in the decades before the American Civil War. He owned a multistory emporium on York’s center square as well as … Continue reading

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Kickstarter campaign to fund To Appomattox mini-series

OVERVIEW TO APPOMATTOX is a meticulously researched, historically precise and dramatically powerful television series that thrives upon the emotional lives of some of America’s most revered notional icons—the Civil War generals, their wives and families—against a backdrop of a war … Continue reading

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Paddy Has Gone For a Soldier: Songs and Stories of the Soldiers of the Irish Brigade at York CWRT on April 16

The York Civil War Round Table will feature Civil War Period musician Mike Plunkett at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.  The presentation is called “Paddy Has Gone For a Soldier: Songs and Stories of … Continue reading

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Lincoln reenactor plays piano as fundraiser for Steam into History

Steam into History, Inc. and the Maryland Conservatory of Music are co-sponsoring a special evening with Dr. Duke Thompson as he portrays Abraham Lincoln and plays the piano. This event will take place on Sunday night, April 27, 2014, at … Continue reading

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