Category Archives: Dillsburg

Civil War relics found in northwestern York County

A south-central Pennsylvania Civil War buff has been finding some neat artifacts and relics with his metal detector at various sites in northwestern York County. More than 11,000 Confederate soldiers passed through York County, as well as several regiments of … Continue reading

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NYCHAPS to present talk on “J.E.B. Stuart’s Summer 1863 March Through Dillsburg”

  Thursday, June 6th, 7 p.m. at Maple Shade Barn York-area author, tour guide, award-winning miniature war-gamer, patented scientist, and history buff Scott Mingus will present his PowerPoint talk on “J.E.B. Stuart’s Summer 1863 March Through Dillsburg.” The public is … Continue reading

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The last Civil War soldier living in York County, Pa.

John Aquilla Wilson, is believed to be shown to the right of this early Abraham Lincoln impersonator, is believed to be the last surviving Civil War soldier who lived in York County at the time of his enlistment. The resident … Continue reading

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York CWRT presents “JEB Stuart’s Ride through York County” with lecturer Scott Mingus

This historical marker along East Canal Road in Dover, Pennsylvania, commemorates the invasion of this section of York County by Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. The controversial Stuart led more than 4,500 Rebel cavalrymen into southwestern York County … Continue reading

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Update: Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.

Gettysburg photograph courtesy of Becky and Mike Esterbank of Erie, Pa. Used by permission. Jim McClure and I are co-writing what should be a very interesting and entertaining book entitled Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.: Remembering the Rebellion … Continue reading

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Jenkins Cavalry Raid Through Northwestern York County: Part 3

The Camp Curtin Historical Society and Civil War Round Table sponsored the construction of this monument in downtown Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Perhaps the northernmost Civil War memorial to a Confederate general, the stone and bronze column commemorates Brig. Ge. Albert Gallatin … Continue reading

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Jenkins’ Cavalry Raid: Confederate campsite near Dillsburg

This picturesque old Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse dates from the mid-1800s. It is on Baltimore Street immediately south of the busy town of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, this was the centerpiece of a prosperous farm owned by Isaac and … Continue reading

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Old photo of Dillsburg Medal of Honor winner’s birthplace

Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, December 13, 1917. Courtesy of newsinhistory.com. Back in June 2009, I wrote a blog entry about Colonel Matthew S. Quay, a native of Dillsburg in northwestern York County, Pennsylvania. In my research on Dillsburg on the … Continue reading

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Oral tradition: Civil War stories from York County, Pa: Part 1

J.E.B. Stuart and staff, The Illustrated London News, October 4, 1862. I have been fortunate this past year to speak at more than a dozen historical societies, Civil War interest groups, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, etc. here in York County, … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive Horse in York County, PA????

Engraving of the famed thoroughbred racehorse “Sir Archy” (1803-1833) from volume one of Frank Forester’s Horse and Horsemanship of the United States, published in 1857. Public domain image. A namesake horse was stolen by Rebel raiders in York County, Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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