Author Archives: Scott Mingus

New Civil War fiction for young readers tells the story of revenge and forgiveness

I met author Joel Moore (who writes under the name of J. Arthur Moore) at a recent mutual book signing at Irvin’s Books in York, PA. He graciously gave me a copy of his latest historical fiction book, Blake’s Story, … Continue reading

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Battle of Falling Waters 1863: Custer, Pettigrew and the End of the Gettysburg Campaign topic at York CWRT on July 16

Author George F. Franks, III will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table on July 16, 2014.  Mr. Franks will present a PowerPoint talk based on his new book, “Battle of Falling … Continue reading

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What became of York’s flag taken by the Rebels in June 1863?

After Gordon’s Rebels hauled down the flag from Centre Square, its whereabouts quickly became uncertain to the residents of York. Rumors and tales abounded, including a story that General Gordon tied it to his horse’s tail and dragged it in … Continue reading

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Civil War and More in Mechanicsburg PA to host author James M. Faber on July 5

  He will be signing copies of his book Invaders In Our Town The Battle of Gettysburg Through the Eyes of Some Who Lived It This is a novel pertaining to some of the civilians who lived through those horrible … Continue reading

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Excellent new book on the Battle of Allatoona Pass released

Brad Butkovich is well known in the hobby of Civil War miniature wargaming for his series of outstanding, well researched scenario books which gamers use to recreate battles in the Western Theater. He has developed a well deserved reputation for … Continue reading

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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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