Monthly Archives: June 2014

Some images of the Gettysburg Cyclorama

I was given a free ticket to the Gettysburg Cyclorama in my goodie bag last summer from the National Park Service as a thank you for speaking at the Sacred Trust portion of the 150th anniversary of the battle of … Continue reading

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A visitor from Virginia — 151 years ago today

On Sunday, June 28, 1863, more than 6,000 Confederate soldiers under the command of Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early marched or rode into downtown York, Pennsylvania. They encamped in and around the town, with unlimbered artillery pieces frowning from the … Continue reading

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Civil War officer discovered the body of Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones in France

To many Americans, the name John Paul Jones conjures up notions of a heroic sea captain–outgunned, undermanned, and with the odds stacked against him–defiantly refusing to give up his ship by calling out “I have yet begun to fight!” to … Continue reading

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New book recounts wartime remembrances of Army of the Potomac’s Chief of Scouts

Judson Knight for part of the American Civil War served as the Chief of Scouts for the Army of the Potomac. He performed well in that role and received the commendations of Generals U. S. Grant and George G. Meade. … Continue reading

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York PA soldier left colorful description of “ragged Rebels”

  Confederate soldiers pause during a march through Frederick, Maryland. The exact date and the identity of the troops pictured are both uncertain.   Corporal Abraham Rudisill of Battery G, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery hailed from York, Pennsylvania. Older than … Continue reading

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Soldier’s Remains Now at Gettysburg – After authentication, Gettysburg Foundation and National Park Service plan for a burial with honors

Due to an outpouring of concern from people across the nation about a planned auction of the skull of a Civil War soldier reportedly killed at Gettysburg, the soldier’s remains will not be sold and have been donated to the … Continue reading

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York CWRT presents “The Underground Railroad in York County” on June 18

Did you know York County residents collectively once owned hundreds of slaves, and the last person still held as a slave died in the 1840s near Hanover? Did you know the county was a hotbed of activity for the Underground … Continue reading

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So You Think You Know Gettysburg? Volume 2 published

James and Suzanne Gindlesperger are back with another volume of their popular and well conceived color photo book of Gettysburg iconic sites and monuments! So You Think You Know Gettysburg? remains one of my favorite books on the statuary and … Continue reading

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