Monthly Archives: November 2015

Bids taken for beef cattle for the US government’s military use: Part 2

The U.S. government contracted throughout the Civil War with civilian individuals or private companies to provide beef cattle for army usage. Many of these cows ended up feeding the front-line combat troops, but a significant amount was designated for army … Continue reading

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Bids taken for beef cattle for the US government’s military use: Part 1

As the Civil War moved into its second year, the Federal government found itself with a shortage of beef cattle to feed the seemingly ever-expanding Union armies. Ads were taken out in various newspapers across the North to seek bids … Continue reading

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York’s Copperheads attempted to assassinate PA governor & Civil War general

On the might of August 9, 1866, the year after the Civil War, a group of hidden gunmen attacked a Northern Central Railway train near York. They threw rocks and fired several shots at the train, including at a passenger … Continue reading

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