Category Archives: Glen Rock

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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Oral tradition: Civil War stories from York County, Pa: Part 4

Early photograph of an old tavern and general store near Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, owned by the George Brodbeck family during the Civil War. The tavern / hotel is the left portion of the building (the general store was not yet … Continue reading

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July 1864: Big Scare at Glen Rock!

While Confederate cavalry under Brigadier General John McCausland threatened Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, rumors flew in York County PA that other Rebel raiders had entered the southern part of the county and were riding toward the village of Glen Rock. The rumors … Continue reading

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