Category Archives: Civil War events

Battle of Falling Waters 1863: Custer, Pettigrew and the End of the Gettysburg Campaign topic at York CWRT on July 16

Author George F. Franks, III will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table on July 16, 2014.  Mr. Franks will present a PowerPoint talk based on his new book, “Battle of Falling … Continue reading

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York CWRT presents “The Underground Railroad in York County” on June 18

Did you know York County residents collectively once owned hundreds of slaves, and the last person still held as a slave died in the 1840s near Hanover? Did you know the county was a hotbed of activity for the Underground … Continue reading

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“Jubal’s in the Valley: The Battle of Monocacy 150th Anniversary” at York CWRT on May 21

Historian and author Gail Stephens will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. The presentation topic of the evening will be “Jubal’s in the … Continue reading

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William C. Davis to present “The Lies of Loreta Velazquez” lecture at Harrisburg CWRT

For our 55th Anniversary lecture on Friday May 16th, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have one of our past presidents and lifetime members, William C. Davis, speak to us on “The Lies of Loreta Velazquez”. Loreta … Continue reading

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Paddy Has Gone For a Soldier: Songs and Stories of the Soldiers of the Irish Brigade at York CWRT on April 16

The York Civil War Round Table will feature Civil War Period musician Mike Plunkett at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.  The presentation is called “Paddy Has Gone For a Soldier: Songs and Stories of … Continue reading

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Lincoln reenactor plays piano as fundraiser for Steam into History

Steam into History, Inc. and the Maryland Conservatory of Music are co-sponsoring a special evening with Dr. Duke Thompson as he portrays Abraham Lincoln and plays the piano. This event will take place on Sunday night, April 27, 2014, at … Continue reading

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“Antiques Roadshow”-type event in York County; concurrent book signing

The Manchester Township Historical Society is sponsoring an Antique Appraisal Clinic (in the spirit of the popular TV program Antiques Roadshow). This popular event will take place this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, … Continue reading

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“Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas”

On Friday April 11th, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have John Hennessy speak to us. He is the author of more than 100 articles, reviews, and essays on the Civil War and preservation, most notably Return … 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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Harrisburg CWRT presents “Ordnance of Secession: General Josiah Gorgas, General Isaac St. John, and the Confederate Niter and Mining Bureau”

On Friday March 21st, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have Michael E. Lynch, a research historian at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, speak to us on the “Ordnance of Secession: General Josiah … Continue reading

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