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Fear in the Susquehanna Valley – the Emergency of 1862: Part 2

  Previous post: Fear in the Susquehanna Valley – the Emergency of 1862: Part 1 Reports circulated in York County the first week of September 1862 that General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was moving northward toward the … Continue reading

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Hanover veteran fought at the battle of Gettysburg; supposedly only man from the town to do so

Hanover, Pennsylvania, played in interesting role in the Gettysburg Campaign. Dozens of men from the town and surrounding countryside enrolled in the 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia, one of the emergency regiments raised to try to delay the Rebel invaders until … Continue reading

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 8

106. During the Gettysburg Campaign, Confederate Maj. Gen. Jubal Early brought 16 cannon into the vicinity of York, plus all the associated limbers, caissons, and ammunition and  support wagons. Lieutenant Colonel Hilary P. Jones commanded Early’s divisional artillery. He unlimbered … Continue reading

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Did you know? 150 Civil War facts about York County, Pa.: Part 3

31. The Central Hotel on the square in Hanover, Pa. (shown above) served as the temporary headquarters of Union Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick during the June 39, 1863, Battle of Hanover. Kilpatrick’s horse collapsed and died in front of … 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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150 years ago today: June 27, 1863: Part 2: Telegraph announces the Rebels’ arrival

Daniel Trone, the young telegrapher at the railway station in Hanover, Pa., used this telegraph key to tap out the first message that the Confederates had arrived in York County. This old key is now in the collection of the … Continue reading

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150 years ago today: Hanover militiamen fight at Gettysburg; soldiers retreat to York

On a rainy, dreary Friday, June 26, 1863, the bulk of the 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia (numbering more than 700 men) arrived in Gettysburg via rail. They paraded through the streets and marched some three miles west of town along … Continue reading

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Schedule of Civil War events in York County PA in June/July 2013

York County, Pennsylvania, played a role in the Gettysburg Campaign. More than 20,000 soldiers (Union and Confederate) tramped through or rode through the county during the last week of June and the first two days of July in 1863. One … Continue reading

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Civil War prisoners of war in York County, Pa.

Recently fellow blogger Jim McClure and I were chatting about prisoner of war camps here in York County, Pa. Many locals are aware of the two dedicated sites, Camp Security for British prisoners in the American Revolution and a WWII … Continue reading

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