Category Archives: Mills

Glen Rock claimed youngest Civil War soldier from York County

  Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, has a long and storied history. A young English immigrant, William Heathcote, visited the area in southern York County and liked it so much he decided to make it his home. In March 1837, he purchased … Continue reading

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Remnants found of old mill once raided by Jeb Stuart’s Rebels

Jeb Stuart‘s Confederate cavalry paused on their route from Jefferson, Pennsylvania, northward to New Salem to raid area farms, mills, and merchants for horses, mules, and provisions. David B. Sprenkle was among the scores of North Codorus Township residents who … Continue reading

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Rebels raided popular general store and grist mill in Franklin Township

The old Clear Spring Mill in Franklin Township in York County, Pennsylvania, was targeted by passing Confederate troops during the Gettysburg Campaign. July 1, 1863 was a momentous day for northwestern York County, Pennsylvania. More than 600 horses were stolen … Continue reading

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Manheim Township mill manufactured woolen blankets during the Civil War

The Codorus Woolen Mill near the tiny hamlets of Brodbeck and Glenville, Pennsylania, in southern York County was established in 1790. It operated for more than a century and now is used as a workshop and apartments. During the American … Continue reading

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East Berlin grist mill hit by Early’s Division during march into York County

This old grist mill on the banks of the Big Conewago Creek in extreme southern Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, has a long and storied history, including playing a role in feeding Confederate troops in the Gettysburg Campaign during the … Continue reading

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Another mill visited by Rebels during the Gettysburg Campaign

The old Weigle grist mill is shown in this February 2009 photograph by SLM. During the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign, Confederates raided the region numerous times, taking horses from the miller and nearby farmers. In the early 21st century, this old … Continue reading

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Where did J.E.B. Stuart hold his June 30 council of war?

Perhaps history was changed in this old farmhouse in rural North Codorus Township in scenic southern York County, Pennsylvania. Then again, perhaps not. On the evening of June 30, 1863, Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart was leading his … Continue reading

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Three-time Rebel target — Emig’s Mill in Dover Township

This house along South Salem Church Road in Dover Township, York County, Pennsylvania, was once a three-story grist mill owned by wealthy miller George B. Emig. The historic mill closed in the 20th century and was heavily renovated to be … Continue reading

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Dubs’ Mill – Marburg gathering spot now under water

Right now, with all the snow and ice here in southern Ohio, sailing and warm weather sound quite inviting. This photograph of Codorus State Park in southern York County, Pennsylvania, is courtesy of the state of Pennsylvania’s DCNR. The creation … Continue reading

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Rebels raid Sprenkle’s mill

Jeb Stuart’s cavalry paused on the route from Jefferson, Pennsylvania, northward to New Salem to raid area farms, mills, and merchants for horses, mules, and provisions. David B. Sprenkle was among the scores of North Codorus Township residents who were … Continue reading

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