Category Archives: Confederates

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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Jubal Early’s Rebels raided York merchant P. A. Small

This image from the files of the York County Heritage Trust shows the Centre Square in downtown York, Pennsylvania, during the middle of the 19th century. The two market sheds gave rise to the name Market Street for the east-east … Continue reading

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One of Gordon’s men discusses the Rebels saving Wrightsville, Pa. from burning

The Columbia Bridge burns on the night of Sunday, June 28, 1863, in this photograph of a painting at the Columbia Historical Society in Columbia, Pennsylvania. Union troops retreating from Wrightsville (foreground) marched across the bridge into Lancaster County (background) … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie Title Wins Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award

El Dorado Hills, CA January 16, 2014 – Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith: From Virginia’s Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat by Scott L. Mingus, Sr. was selected as the 2013 winner of the Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award. The … Continue reading

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Confederate mapmakers prepared for the invasion of Pennsylvania

During the winter of 1862-1863, famed Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and T. J. “Stonewall” Jackson planned a possible invasion of the North, with a focus on central Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania. Jackson had long advocated such an incursion, aimed … Continue reading

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The last surviving resident to see the Confederates enter York?

This impressive mansion of railroad magnate Charles Billmeyer was newly built when almost 1,000 Confederate soldiers tramped past on June 28 and 29, 1863 on their way to and from Wrightsville in their effort to seize the Columbia Bridge. York … Continue reading

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A Rebel Sunday in York, Pa.

This photo from the files of the York County Heritage Trust shows the old market sheds at he intersection of Market Street and George Street (left) in downtown York, Pennsylvania. The building with the buggies and wagons in front of … Continue reading

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York CWRT to discuss role of 26th North Carolina at Gettysburg on January 15

The York Civil War Round Table will feature author Eric Lindblade at its monthly meeting on January 15, 2014.  The topic of the evening will be “The Battle was Grand, Sublime, and Awful: The 26th North Carolina and the Battle of … Continue reading

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The only Confederate casualty in the skirmish of Wrightsville

This original handwritten casualty report was written shortly after the battle of Gettysburg and recaps the killed, wounded, and missing from Jubal Early’s division. This section is for the June 28, 1863, skirmish at Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, where Brig. Gen. John … Continue reading

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Confederate diary entry for Jubal Early’s occupation of York

North Carolina soldiers from Jubal Early’s division of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia marched through York’s streets from June 28 until June 30, 1863, preceding the battle of Gettysburg. They camped in the army barracks at the old fairgrounds, … Continue reading

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