Category Archives: Battlefields

Campaign to save the Hoke House, which was a Confederate campsite

The Hoke House is a familiar sight to the thousands of people who travel on PA Route 116 through Spring Grove, Pa. each day. Situated at the traffic circle, it has served as a tavern (dating back to the American … Continue reading

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York County’s Civil War questions: Part 1

During my book signings and lectures on York County’s Civil War history, I am frequently asked questions about various topics. Most of them are straight forward and I have a ready answer; a few are trickier to answer without researching … 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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Soldier’s Remains Now at Gettysburg – After authentication, Gettysburg Foundation and National Park Service plan for a burial with honors

Due to an outpouring of concern from people across the nation about a planned auction of the skull of a Civil War soldier reportedly killed at Gettysburg, the soldier’s remains will not be sold and have been donated to the … Continue reading

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So You Think You Know Gettysburg? Volume 2 published

James and Suzanne Gindlesperger are back with another volume of their popular and well conceived color photo book of Gettysburg iconic sites and monuments! So You Think You Know Gettysburg? remains one of my favorite books on the statuary and … Continue reading

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Work restarted on turning Goodridge-Dempwolf house into Underground Railroad Museum

William C. Goodridge was born a slave in Maryland, but became a free and prosperous business man in York, Pennsylvania, in the decades before the American Civil War. He owned a multistory emporium on York’s center square as well as … Continue reading

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Sculptor Gary Casteel to appear at York CWRT on March 19

Historic sculptor Gary Casteel will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7 p.m. The presentation topic of the evening will be “Civil War Monumentation and … Continue reading

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Lee-Jackson Statue in Baltimore

On a recent business trip to John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, I stopped by the Lee-Jackson monument, which I had previously seen. I took a few photos of this impressive commemorative equestrian statue, which is one of the few … Continue reading

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Harrisburg CWRT presents “To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September, 1862”

For our Friday February 28thmeeting, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have D. Scott Hartwig speaking to us on the subject “To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September, 1862″. Scott Hartwig recently retired after a 34-year … Continue reading

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Gettysburg National Military Park 2014 Calendar of Events

The National Park Service has announced its tentative schedule of events for 2014. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. In some cases advance registration is required.

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