Category Archives: Gettysburg battlefield

York CWRT to host Historian D. Scott Hartwig on June 21

On June 21, 2017, please join the York Civil War Round Table in its 20th Anniversary Year, welcoming Civil War historian and author, D. Scott Hartwig, to our meeting for his presentation “”Gettysburg: Sorting Fiction From Fact.” The monthly meeting … Continue reading

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Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital Programs

The George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital Programs Summer Season Opens June 9, 2017 Gettysburg, Pa.– The Gettysburg Foundation will open the historic George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital site to visitors on weekends, June 9 through August … Continue reading

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National Park Service 154th Battle Anniversary Programs

National Park Service Press Release: The three day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Join Park Rangers and … Continue reading

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York CWRT to discuss the “Secrets of the Cyclorama” on January 18

The York Civil War Round Table begins its 20th Anniversary year and 2017 campaign with featured speaker Chris Brenneman at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. Chris will present a PowerPoint presentation titled “Secrets of … Continue reading

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York CWRT presents Gettysburg House Historian discussing the Codori and Culp Farms on Oct. 19

The York Civil War Round Table will feature Gettysburg house historian Kendra Debany at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. Kendra will present “Gettysburg House Historian: Examining the History of the Henry Culp and Nicholas … Continue reading

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Dr. Charlie Fennell Returns to York CWRT on September 21

The York Civil War Round Table will feature the always entertaining Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr. at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Dr. Fennell is returning for his annual Battlefield Talk and Walk Program which has been … Continue reading

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Historic Gettysburg Electric Map: Hanover’s newest Civil War attraction

Like many Civil War buffs, I have very fond memories of taking my kids to see the famous Gettysburg Electric Map, which once was the centerpiece of the Rosensteel Museum and then the successor Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Constructed … Continue reading

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Trainloads of vets passed through York en route to the Gettysburg battle 50th anniversary

In our last two Cannonball blog posts, we looked at the preparations in the city of York for the 50th anniversary of the Confederate invasion and the subsequent battle of Gettysburg. Scores of local Civil War veterans traveled to Gettysburg … Continue reading

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York commemorates 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg: Part 2

In my last post, I shared an old 1913 newspaper account of the preparations in York, Pennsylvania, for the 50th anniversary of Jubal Early’s occupation of the borough and the subsequent battle of Gettysburg. Here is the follow-up article from … Continue reading

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Was cannon tube now at Hanover Junction used at the battle of Gettysburg?

Four vintage Civil War-era cannon tubes are mounted along the York County Heritage Rail Trail (the old Northern Central Railway right-of-way) at Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania. Hundreds of bicyclists pass by these four guns and a nearby modern art metal sculpture … Continue reading

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