Category Archives: Monuments and markers

Gettysburg Announces July 1-3 Battle Anniversary Events on the Battlefield

Gettysburg National Military Park will commemorate the 152nd Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, with a variety of free ranger guided programs that examine the people, places, and events that made the three day battle a turning point … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary Events at Appomattox Courthouse

Actors portraying Lee and Grant in the McLean House during the making of the park’s new film (to be released for the 150th in April, 2015). Aperture Films The sesquicentennial at the Park will be centered around real time commemorative … 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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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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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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Historic Jonas Rupp House near Mechanicsburg, PA

This old stone house once was surrounded by rural farming country along Trindle Spring Road on the outskirts of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. It dates from 1787 when it was built by a man named Jonas Rupp. Now, the road is busy … Continue reading

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Civil War & More store schedules signings with 3 authors including Cooper Wingert

Jim Schmick of the Civil War & More Bookstore in Mechanicsburg is hosting an afternoon of book signings and Civil War music. The “Civil War Authors of Central Pennsylvania Book Signing” will be held on June 1st & 2nd, 2013, … Continue reading

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One-tank trips: Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond VA

I was honored to receive an invitation to hold the national debut of my new book on Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith: From Virginia’s Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat at the Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond, Va. Two of General … Continue reading

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Exploring the Battle of Gettysburg at the York CWRT on May 15

The York Civil War Round Table will feature roundtable member Randy Drais as the speaker at this month’s meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Randy will present a PowerPoint talk based on his many years of experience “Exploring the Battle … Continue reading

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