Monthly Archives: March 2018

10,000 Saw Civil War Reenactment on York’s Fairgrounds in 1906

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, as Civil War veterans aged and reflected on their service in the early 1860s, they erected monuments at leading battlefields, gathered at veterans organization events, marched proudly in popular Memorial Day and Independence … Continue reading

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Hospital patient accused of thievery at York bar

During the first winter of Civil War (1861-82), the Union Army operated a training camp for the 6th New York Cavalry on Penn Commons (now Penn Park) on the south side of York, Pennsylvania. Colonel Thomas Devin, later to lead … Continue reading

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Confederates camped around York before the battle of Gettysburg

In giving frequent talks and presentations on Civil War topics related to York County, one of the most frequent questions I receive is the location of the various Confederate campsites in and around the city of York. Sometimes, the person … Continue reading

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A virtual tour of Joanna Furnace near Reading, PA: Part 2

This is a back view of the old furnace stack at the Joanna Furnace near Reading, Pennsylvania. As mentioned in part 1 of this 2-part short series, Joanna Furnace was one a vibrant, profitable producer of cannonballs, door hinges, kettles, … Continue reading

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A virtual tour of Joanna Furnace near Reading, PA: Part 1

On Sunday evening, March 18, 2018, I presented a PowerPoint talk on the defense of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge during the Civil War to a packed house in the old Mule Stable of the restored Joanna Furnace complex in southern Berks … Continue reading

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“The 1863 New York City Draft Riots” is topic of York CWRT on March 21

Press Release from the York Civil War Round Table: On March 21, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table as they welcome author Joe Mieczkowski as their featured guest speaker. Mr. Mieczkowski will present a PowerPoint talk on … Continue reading

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29th Annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park – CANCELLED 4/13

UPDATE 4/13/18: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2018!!!! Press Release from Ilena Di Toro: The 29th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2018 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, … Continue reading

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Rally Set to Preserve Wrightsville’s Underground Railroad Station

Press Release from Preservation Pennsylvania: WRIGHTSVILLE RALLY FOR HISTORY: Threatened Underground Railroad station focus of public meeting on March 21 The future of the historic Mifflin House and farm in Hellam Township, York County, a well-documented safe house of the … Continue reading

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