Category Archives: One-tank road trips

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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A virtual tour of Joanna Furnace near Reading, PA: Part 2

This is a back view of the old furnace stack at the Joanna Furnace near Reading, Pennsylvania. As mentioned in part 1 of this 2-part short series, Joanna Furnace was one a vibrant, profitable producer of cannonballs, door hinges, kettles, … Continue reading

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29th Annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park – CANCELLED 4/13

UPDATE 4/13/18: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2018!!!! Press Release from Ilena Di Toro: The 29th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2018 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, … Continue reading

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28th Annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park Set for April 29-30

The 28th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, rain or shine. Admission is free. This event is … Continue reading

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Historic Gettysburg Electric Map: Hanover’s newest Civil War attraction

Like many Civil War buffs, I have very fond memories of taking my kids to see the famous Gettysburg Electric Map, which once was the centerpiece of the Rosensteel Museum and then the successor Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Constructed … Continue reading

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President Street Station: Baltimore Civil War Museum

During the Civil War, three separate railroads served Baltimore, Maryland. Because of city ordinances against noise, locomotives could not be run through downtown. So, the railroads had their own terminals and tracks a few blocks apart, interconnected with city streets … Continue reading

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27th annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park

Confederate re-enactors at the Neshaminy Civil War Re-enactment defend their territory.  (Credit: Ilena Di Toro)  27th ANNUAL CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT AT NESHAMINY STATE PARK The Battle of Bull Run/First Manassas The 27th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, 2016 at … Continue reading

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York County Parks planning Gettysburg bus trip! Public welcome!

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Geology and History of the Gettysburg National Military Park bus trip from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Departure will be from the John Rudy … Continue reading

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Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park near Strasburg, Va.: Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part Cannonball blog entry (sponsored by the York Daily Record newspaper), we will go inside the Hupp’s Hill Cedar Creek Museum. The site is just north of Strasburg, Virginia, alongside U.S. Route 11 (the old … Continue reading

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Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park near Strasburg, Va.: Part 1

On my way to a speaking engagement on “The Northern Central Railway in the Civil War” at the Civil War Institute at James Madison University, I stopped by the small, but interesting Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park just north of … Continue reading

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