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York CWRT to discuss Lewis Miller and the American Civil War on November 19

The York Civil War Round Table will feature Daniel Roe, Director of Education at the York County Heritage Trust, as their featured speaker at the monthly meeting on November 19, 2014. Mr. Roe will present a PowerPoint talk on “Lewis … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!!!!!

 

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 5

61. The artillery bombardment preceding Pickett’s Charge could be heard in most of York County, as could many of the earlier cannonades. Several written records exist. A group of boys wandered along the banks of the Codorus Creek near Laurel … Continue reading

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150 years ago today in York County, Pa.: June 27, 1863: “The Confederates are here…”

“The Confederates are here and I guess I will pull up.” With those brief words tapped out via telegraph from the railway station in Hanover, Pennsylvania, young telegrapher Daniel Trone relayed the message that after days of anxiety and rumors, … Continue reading

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“Gettysburg at Arlington” Topic at York CWRT on March 20

Licensed Battlefield Guide Richard Kohr will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York CWRT on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. The topic of the evening will be “Gettysburg at Arlington.” The meeting will be … Continue reading

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The Fiery Trial comes to York, Pa. – Summer 2013

 

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Eisenhower National Historic Site: Part 4

In this final installment of our series on the Eisenhower National Historic Site, we will look at Farm #2 and the exterior grounds of Ike’s home. This scenic vista from Farm #2 looks west toward the distant South Mountain range. … Continue reading

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Book signing at the new Gettysburg Visitors Center on Saturday

I will be signing copies of four of my books on Saturday, May 9 from 10 AM until 3 PM at the new Gettysburg Visitors Center at the National Military Park. Stop by and say hello! The books available for … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from Cannonball!

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146 years ago today – the Chambers boys attack the Sunken Road

The Lower Bridge (or Rohrbach’s Bridge) over Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Photo by Thomas M. Mingus taken during the 145th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam Today, September 17, 2008, marks the 146th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, … Continue reading

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