Category Archives: Preservation efforts

28th Annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park Set for April 29-30

The 28th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, rain or shine. Admission is free. This event is … Continue reading

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Save the Mifflin House: why we all should care.

A few months ago, I was among a small group of fellow history buffs who were invited on a personal tour of the historic Mifflin House, known to its Quaker founders as “Hybla,” just outside of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. A generation … Continue reading

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Historic Underground Railroad station near Wrightsville faces uncertain future: Part 2

In part 1 of this brief two-part series, we looked at the Mifflins, who were major conductors in the Underground Railroad in eastern York County, Pennsylvania, during the 1810-1840 time frame. Scores (perhaps hundreds) of freedom seekers passed through this … 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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1902: Civil War relics donated to York Historical Society

Many children growing up in the late 1800’s could listen to their father’s or other relatives’ firsthand stories of the American Civil War. Likely, they could also see, touch, and handle authentic relics and souvenirs brought back from the army … 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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Co. C, 87th Pennsylvania remembers the 153rd anniversary of the battle of Monocacy

Several members of the York County-based Company C, 87th Pennsylvania reenactors journeyed south to the Frederick, Maryland, area to help the National Park Service commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the battle of Monocacy. At that pitched fight on July 9, … Continue reading

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Delta residents organized Sons of Veterans camp after the war

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) is a longstanding fraternal order whose membership consists of direct descendants of Union soldiers who served in the Civil War. It is the legal successor to the old Grand Army … Continue reading

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President Street Station: Baltimore Civil War Museum

During the Civil War, three separate railroads served Baltimore, Maryland. Because of city ordinances against noise, locomotives could not be run through downtown. So, the railroads had their own terminals and tracks a few blocks apart, interconnected with city streets … Continue reading

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Road trip! Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia: Part 5

This final group of pictures comes from the northern/eastern part of the Appomattox National Historic Site and battlefield park, within the old April 1865 Confederate lines. All photos by Scott Mingus, April 11, 2016.

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