Category Archives: Glen Rock

More old-time donations of Civil War items to the historical society

Cannonball reader John Hufnagle is a strong supporter of the Glen Rock Historical Society, one of the many excellent community heritage organizations to seek to preserve the history of their respective regions. John noted my blog post on the 1902 … Continue reading

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York County History Center To Release Underground Railroad Book: The Ground Swallowed Them Up

On September 1, 2016, the York County History Center will release the first book on the Underground Railroad ever to be published in York. Surprising, considering that from the 1820s through the early Civil War period, York County was a … Continue reading

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Glen Rock veteran served in the 87th Pennsylvania; captured at 2nd Winchester

John Hufnagel of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society graciously sent me the above newspaper clipping from the York Gazette of January 24, 1930, about a local veteran who had recently died. With the recent focus on the 87th Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Glen Rock claimed youngest Civil War soldier from York County: Postscript

John Hufnagel of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society sent me the above photograph from the Glen Rock Item. It is the obituary for U. S. Dise, claimed to be not only the youngest Civil War soldier from York County, … Continue reading

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Glen Rock claimed youngest Civil War soldier from York County

  Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, has a long and storied history. A young English immigrant, William Heathcote, visited the area in southern York County and liked it so much he decided to make it his home. In March 1837, he purchased … Continue reading

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York CWRT to host talk on “The Northern Central Railway in the Civil War”

The railroads of both the North and the South played important roles in the Civil War, perhaps more so than in any previous war. Troops, ammunition, supplies, horses and mules, coal for naval ships, and cargo of all sorts for … Continue reading

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Steam into History offering special weekend train excursions

Steam into History came into being from a vision and dream from a group of York County investors, most notably the late William H. Simpson. Throughout the 19th and early 20th century, the Northern Central Railway transported tens of thousands … Continue reading

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 1

The Civil War was fought from April 1861 through mid-1865 when the final Confederate forces surrendered and efforts began to reconstruct the country. York County, Pennsylvania, played a larger role in the war effort than many current residents may realize. … Continue reading

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Glen Rock to host free talk on the Rebel invasion and the railroads in York County, Pa.

The Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society will present author and lecturer Scott L. Mingus, Sr. at its Tuesday, July 24, 2012, monthly meeting. Mingus, the author of ten books on the American Civil War, will present a PowerPoint presentation on … Continue reading

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Glen Rock, Pa., was important telegraph station during Gettysburg Campaign

Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, is a small town in south-central York County, just a few miles north of the Maryland line. Home to some 1,800 people, it is situated astride the historic Northern Central Railway tracks, which is now the York … Continue reading

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