Monthly Archives: July 2016

York CWRT August Meeting – “Texans at Gettysburg: Blood and Glory with Hood’s Texas Brigade”

On Wednesday evening, August 17, join the York Civil War Roundtable in welcoming Randy Drais for his presentation about his co-authored book “Texans at Gettysburg: Blood and Glory With Hood’s Texas Brigade” – by Joseph L. Owen and Randy S. … Continue reading

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Brig. Gen. John Buford to appear at York CWRT on July 20

Living historian Michael D. Smith will appear at the July 20, 2016 monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table. He portrays Brigadier General John Buford, Union cavalry officer at Gettysburg during the American Civil War. The first-person presentation … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie publishes unique new Civil War title from Central PA author

Author Gene Barr’s New Book Tells Unique Story of One Young Couple’s Courtship During the Civil War’s Western Campaign EL DORADO HILLS, CA: July 12, 2016 – Savas Beatie recently announced the release of a new book by author Gene … Continue reading

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Was cannon tube now at Hanover Junction used at the battle of Gettysburg?

Four vintage Civil War-era cannon tubes are mounted along the York County Heritage Rail Trail (the old Northern Central Railway right-of-way) at Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania. Hundreds of bicyclists pass by these four guns and a nearby modern art metal sculpture … Continue reading

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Co. C, 87th Pennsylvania remembers the 153rd anniversary of the battle of Monocacy

Several members of the York County-based Company C, 87th Pennsylvania reenactors journeyed south to the Frederick, Maryland, area to help the National Park Service commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the battle of Monocacy. At that pitched fight on July 9, … Continue reading

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York County History Center To Release Underground Railroad Book: The Ground Swallowed Them Up

On September 1, 2016, the York County History Center will release the first book on the Underground Railroad ever to be published in York. Surprising, considering that from the 1820s through the early Civil War period, York County was a … Continue reading

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New book: Courageous Women of the Civil War

M. R. Cordell is among those modern writers who have recently issued books aimed at the teenage/young adult reader.  She holds a master’s degree in writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and has numerous previous magazine articles to … Continue reading

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Manchester Township Historical Society plans Antique Appraisal Clinic on Aug 20

Event: Antique Appraisal Festival Event date: August 20, 2016; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s time to rummage through all your antiques and curiosities and have them appraised. Just what are they worth if you take them to auction? If … Continue reading

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