Author Archives: Scott Mingus

“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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Different paths; different dreams

Amanda Berry was born a slave near Long Green in Baltimore County, Maryland. She and her mother Mariam and her siblings lived on the farm of their owner, Shadrach Green, while her father, Samuel Berry, lived on the adjoining farm … Continue reading

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York County’s Underground Railroad Heroes: Jacob Wirt of Hanover

Jacob Wirt was a prominent 19th-century businessman and civic leader in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He owned a dry goods and general merchandise store on the town square, was active in the coal and lumber business, and was the first president of … Continue reading

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York CWRT to discuss “Abolitionists of South Central Pennsylvania” on Feb. 21

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE YORK CWRT – On February 21, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table in its 21st campaign year, as the group welcomes local author and historian Cooper H. Wingert as their featured guest speaker. … Continue reading

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87th Pennsylvania Company C announces 2018 schedule

The 87th Pennsylvania, Company C, living history group has released its 2018 schedule of events. The public is welcome to come out and chat with the reenactors and learn more about this family hobby.

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One-tank trips: General Gregg statue in Reading PA

Ask most Civil War buffs to name ten Union generals that fought at Gettysburg, and the name David McMurtrie Gregg will most likely not be on the list. He has long been overshadowed by more popular officers with better media … Continue reading

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Living historians honor York’s 87th Pennsylvania: Part 3

Dominish Marie Miller (left, submitted) The 87th Pennsylvania living historians will be kicking off their 2018 campaign soon, with a schedule full of parades, living history appearances, and encampments. As we continue our series of interviews with members of this … Continue reading

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One-tank trips: GAR Museum & Library in Philadelphia (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this brief two-part series, we looked at some photos I took during a December 2017 visit to the Grand Army of the Republic Museum & Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Only a small portion of their holdings … Continue reading

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