Category Archives: Confederates

“The Lions of Gettysburg: Barksdale and the 13th Mississippi”

Dr. Christopher J. Lahr of Mississippi and several colleagues are collaborating on a new multi-media project on Confederate Brigadier General William Barksdale and his brigade of Mississippi infantry regiments at the battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. The fiery … Continue reading

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York CWRT to discuss “Mosby’s Rangers” on July 15

The York Civil War Round Table will feature author Eric W. Buckland at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Mr. Buckland will present a PowerPoint talk based on his five books on the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry – … Continue reading

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Confederate colonel’s diary described “triumphal entry” into York

It was the bright, sunny Sunday morning of June 28, 1863. The macadamized turnpike west of York, Pennsylvania, was a beehive of activity as Virginia cavalrymen and advance scouts scurried from barn to barn and field to field seeking to … Continue reading

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Spy Stories

Savas Beatie LLC has just published Tom Ryan’s excellent new book on Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign: How the Critical Role of Intelligence Impacted the Outcome of Lee’s Invasion of the North. June-July 1865. It is a … Continue reading

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Member of 21st North Carolina marveled at Pennsylvania during the invasion

As Confederate Major General Jubal A. Early’s 6,600-man division marched across Adams and York counties from June 26-27, 1863, many of the men marveled at the lush countryside, which was reminiscent of the Shenandoah Valley through which they had passed … Continue reading

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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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Researcher searching for location of old Confederate camp

During the Civil War, residents of the state of Maryland was decidedly split in their loyalties. The Eastern Shore and the Baltimore vicinity were largely pro-Confederate while the western part of the state, where there was far less slavery, was … Continue reading

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First-person presentation by Michael Sipes as CSA Gen. Jubal Early

Living historian Michael Sipes will be the featured speaker at the May 20, 2015, monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table. He will present a first-person impression of Confederate Brigadier General Jubal A. Early, who figured prominently in … Continue reading

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Some York Countians fled as Rebels approached in June 1863

In mid-June 1863, more than 6,600 Confederate soldiers approached York County from the west. Their commander, Major General Jubal A. Early, was a West Point graduate, a veteran of the Mexican War, and one of the Confederacy’s more aggressive generals. … Continue reading

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One-tank road trips: Rock Run / Stafford (CSA General J J Archer’s birthplace)

James J. Archer, a lawyer and officer in the U. S. Army during the Mexican War,  later served as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was born in this house, the Carter-Archer … Continue reading

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