Category Archives: Gettysburg Campaign

York CWRT to host author James McClure on June 20

On June 20, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table as it commemorates the 155th Anniversary of the Confederate Invasion of York, in welcoming editor Jim McClure of the York Daily Record as the scheduled speaker. Mr. McClure … Continue reading

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One-tank trips: Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum

The historic courthouse (20 N. Loudoun Street) on the pedestrian mall in downtown Winchester, Virginia, has been nicely restored and is open as a Civil War museum. It commemorates the soldiers from local communities and the many battles that were … Continue reading

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New book recounts creation of Gettysburg Civil War mural

On the cloudy morning of Monday, June 29, 1863, Confederate Colonel Isaac E. Avery awoke in the U. S. Army General Hospital on the south side of York, PA. He was not a patient. He was an enemy soldier, occupying … Continue reading

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Confederates camped around York before the battle of Gettysburg

In giving frequent talks and presentations on Civil War topics related to York County, one of the most frequent questions I receive is the location of the various Confederate campsites in and around the city of York. Sometimes, the person … Continue reading

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Different paths; different dreams

Amanda Berry was born a slave near Long Green in Baltimore County, Maryland. She and her mother Mariam and her siblings lived on the farm of their owner, Shadrach Green, while her father, Samuel Berry, lived on the adjoining farm … Continue reading

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York County’s Underground Railroad Heroes: Jacob Wirt of Hanover

Jacob Wirt was a prominent 19th-century businessman and civic leader in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He owned a dry goods and general merchandise store on the town square, was active in the coal and lumber business, and was the first president of … Continue reading

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One-tank trips: General Gregg statue in Reading PA

Ask most Civil War buffs to name ten Union generals that fought at Gettysburg, and the name David McMurtrie Gregg will most likely not be on the list. He has long been overshadowed by more popular officers with better media … Continue reading

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Pregnant woman buried scores of Gettysburg dead

The battle of Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, saw both heroes and cowards, brave men and shirkers, and the frightened and the arrogant. Soldiers, as well as civilians, were a mixture of those who kept their cool in the face … Continue reading

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Book features legendary Gettysburg relics collection

J. Howard Wert, a native of Gettysburg and a scout during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign, came from a well-connected German-American family which had a deep connection to the early history of the United States. Family members fought in the French … Continue reading

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Day 1 at Gettysburg receives more coverage

The first day of the battle of Gettysburg has long been of special interest to me. I wrote my final research paper in my Civil War history class at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) on the Iron Brigade at Gettysburg in … Continue reading

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