Category Archives: Franklin Township

New book filled with fresh, new human interest stories!

As the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War approaches in 2011, author James McClure and I have been collecting, editing, and assembling more than 100 human interest stories from York County, Pennsylvania, from the Civil War era. For many … 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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Oral tradition: Civil War stories from York County, Pa: Part 2

1862 recruiting poster from York County, Pennsylvania. The county, despite having a strong Democratic leaning, furnished its full quota of soldiers for what some saw as a Republican war. Throughout 2010, I will present a series of entries on the … Continue reading

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York County Soldiers: Sgt. John Lau

Sgt. John Lau, Company I, 209th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Photograph by Dr. Thomas M. Mingus The old Franklin Union Church in rural Franklin Township, York County, Pennsylvania is a fascinating place for the modern Civil War buff to visit. The … Continue reading

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Jenkins’ Cavalry Raid through Northwestern York County: Part 9

1876 Atlas of York County, Pennsylvania; farms known to have been raided by Jenkins’ cavalry are boxed in red, with one possible route for the Rebels delineated by the red line. The exact roads used to reach Cumberland County are … Continue reading

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Franklintown builder organized Union troops in NW York County

Captain John Klugh, 209th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, U.S. Army York County, Pennsylvania, was a valuable source of war materiel, woolen blankets, supplies, and perhaps most of all, fresh troops. As the war progressed, the need for additional manpower caused the … Continue reading

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Franklin Township churches celebrate Heritage Day; Civil War fife and drum group to play

Heritage Day will be celebrated October 18th at St. John’s Franklin Lutheran Church for the community and the three churches comprising Faith United Lutheran Parish near Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. The public is welcome to this celebration. Among those groups participating in … 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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