Author Archives: Scott Mingus

“The 1863 New York City Draft Riots” is topic of York CWRT on July 18

Press Release from the York Civil War Round Table: On July 18, 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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PA Governor’s Letter to York Army Hospital Superintendent

From the summer of 1862 until the summer of 1865, Penn Park on the south side of York, PA, was the site of a sprawling L-shaped complex of more than a dozen buildings that comprised the United States Army Hospital. … Continue reading

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Anti-Lincoln sentiment swept 1863 local elections in York County

Abraham Lincoln, though widely beloved and admired today, was controversial, to say the least, during his time in office as president of the United States during the American Civil War. Many Democrats strongly opposed his prosecution of the war; some … Continue reading

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The 87th Pennsylvania’s baptism of fire 155 years ago at Second Winchester

On Friday, June 12, 1863, elements of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, raised primarily in York County, engaged in a sharp firefight with Confederate Maryland cavalry under Maj. Harry Gilmor along today’s Route 11 south of Winchester, Virginia. This skirmish marked … Continue reading

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York CWRT to host author James McClure on June 20

On June 20, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table as it commemorates the 155th Anniversary of the Confederate Invasion of York, in welcoming editor Jim McClure of the York Daily Record as the scheduled speaker. Mr. McClure … Continue reading

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One-tank trips: Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum

The historic courthouse (20 N. Loudoun Street) on the pedestrian mall in downtown Winchester, Virginia, has been nicely restored and is open as a Civil War museum. It commemorates the soldiers from local communities and the many battles that were … Continue reading

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Civil War Field Hospital Programs at Gettysburg

The George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital Programs Summer Season Opens June 8, 2018 Gettysburg, Pa. May 31, 2018 – The Gettysburg Foundation will open the historic George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital site to visitors on weekends, … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Dream of Home

It was March 1863 near Falmouth, Virginia. America had been at war with itself for almost two full years since the bombardment of Fort Sumter. The 130th Pennsylvania, one of the first regiments from York County, had fought in September … Continue reading

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York CWRT to host Cavalry Historian Eric Wittenberg on May 16

Press Release from the York Civil War Round Table: On May 16, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table in its 21st Year in welcoming American Civil War cavalry historian and author, Eric J. Wittenberg, to our meeting … Continue reading

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More from the 87th Pennsylvania living historians

Today, we continue our series of interviews with various members of one of York County’s Civil War reenacting groups, Company C of the 87th Pennsylvania. Our contributor is Donovan Warner, whose father is also a living historian.

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