Category Archives: One-tank road trips

Jubal Early’s grave in Lynchburg, Virginia

For three days in late June 1863, the phrase “General Early” was quite familiar to many of the 60,000+ residents of York County, Pennsylvania. Confederate Major General Jubal Anderson Early, a vitriolic commander noted as much for his profane temper … Continue reading

Posted in Confederates, One-tank road trips | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

US Army Heritage & Education Center (USAHEC) Museum

I had some time this afternoon after visiting the Ridgeway Research Library at USAHEC to tour their museum and take a few photos. The Museum is on Army Heritage Lane near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Admission is free, and it is open … Continue reading

Posted in One-tank road trips | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Steam into History events for the Spring of 2014

Photo of York #17 by Scott Mingus Steam into History operates a replica 4-4-0 locomotive and passenger cars meant to evoke the spirit and memory of the Northern Central Railway, an important regional railroad during the American Civil War. Here … Continue reading

Posted in One-tank road trips, Railroads | Tagged | Leave a comment

Historic Fort Evans near Leesburg, Virginia

I recently had a chance to tour the privately owned Fort Evans, a Civil War fort constructed on a hilltop overlooking Leesburg, Virginia. The site is extremely well preserved and is one of the finest examples of a Vauban-style earthen … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields, One-tank road trips, Preservation efforts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Seminary Ridge Museum in Gettysburg

Schmucker Hall at the Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary has a long and storied history, playing roles in the Underground Railroad movement, the education of generations of religious leaders, and as a hospital and observation post during the 1863 Battle of … Continue reading

Posted in Gettysburg battlefield, One-tank road trips | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Mechanicsburg Passenger Station Museum hosts Civil War exhibit

The Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Museum Association has been quite active over the years in preserving, interpreting, and understanding the history of this Cumberland Valley community. Among its holdings is the Passenger Station, a neat little museum inside the restored 1800′s station … Continue reading

Posted in One-tank road trips, Railroads | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Gettysburg’s Historic Church Tours start June 12

Historic Church Walking Tours of Gettysburg celebrates its 10th season of providing local residents and tourists alike with visits to their historic churches.  On Wednesday evenings during the summer months, church volunteers provide short programs about their church and how … Continue reading

Posted in Civilians, Gettysburg Campaign, One-tank road trips | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One-tank trips: Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond VA – Part 2

In my previous post, I briefly discussed the history of the Confederate Memorial Chapel and the surrounding property which once was the grounds of the Confederate Soldiers Home. I was there, along with living historians Ed Lefevre and David Meisky, … Continue reading

Posted in Confederates, One-tank road trips | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One-tank trips: Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond VA

I was honored to receive an invitation to hold the national debut of my new book on Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith: From Virginia’s Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat at the Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond, Va. Two of General … Continue reading

Posted in Confederates, Monuments and markers, One-tank road trips, Preservation efforts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

One-tank trips – Warrenton, Virginia

Historic Warrenton is a quaint place in Northern Virginia which retains much of its small town charm. Among the more popular stops for a history buff is the Old Jail Museum, the home of the Fauquier Historical Society located at … Continue reading

Posted in Confederates, One-tank road trips | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment