Monthly Archives: January 2016

York woman was among the first female telegraphers

A Union soldier operates a portable telegraph machine during the Civil War in this old sketch from the Library of Congress. During the passage of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train through York County, Pa., on April 21, 1865, the Pennsylvania Railroad’s … Continue reading

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New book tells the story of Lincoln’s 116 Frontier Guards

James H. Lane is best known to Civil War students as a fiery pro-Union “Jayhawker” abolitionist in Kansas, a man whose constant battles with secessionists and pro-slavery advocates led to the term “Bloody Kansas.” He had been an officer in … Continue reading

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Civil War Chaplains to be the focus of York CWRT Jan. 20

The York Civil War Round Table will kick off its 2016 campaign, which runs from January to November, with a special dual presentation titled “Fighting Parsons”: Civil War Chaplains at its monthly meeting on January 20. Multiple award-winning author Scott … Continue reading

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