Category Archives: Jefferson

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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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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How many Confederates invaded York County?

Old postcard depicting a Confederate cavalryman (from the author’s collection). York County author, historian, and Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John T. Krepps recently posted a comment on Cannonball wanting to know if anyone had ever compiled a complete list of … Continue reading

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York County Civil War Border Claims Database now on-line at YCHT

Joseph Menges lived on this prosperous York County, PA farm during the Civil War. The Franklin Township farmer filed a damage claim for $225 citing the loss of two horses to “Stuart’s Cavalry” during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign). He lost … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart: North Codorus woman stole her horse back from Rebel raiders

The farm of Henry Hoff III during the Civil War; all photos by Scott Mingus taken in November 2009. Taken from Zeigler’s Church Road looking west. This typical Pennsylvania German farm is tucked in a shallow valley paralleling Zeigler’s Church … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s funeral train passed through York County

The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln stunned the residents of York County, Pennsylvania, despite the fact that most voters had twice cast their ballots for the Democratic opposition candidate in the elections of 1860 and 1864. Political differences were set … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Campaign cavalry raid marker dedicated in Jefferson, PA

Dawn Roser of the Codorus Valley Area Historical Society unveils the newest Pennsylvania state historical marker, this one in the historic center square of Jefferson in southern York County. The CVAHS and the borough of Jefferson’s combined efforts led to … Continue reading

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Jefferson’s new Civil War marker to be dedicated on Saturday, June 27

The Codorus Valley Area Historical Association has sponsored a project to have Jefferson, Pennsylvania’s Civil War heritage recognized and memorialized by the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Program. The efforts have paid off, and a suitable marker has been cast and painted, … Continue reading

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Taking orders for Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Gordon Expedition!

I am now accepting orders for my latest book, Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Gordon Expedition, June 1863 from Ironclad Publishing. Please see my website for this new book for details and a photo gallery of more than 100 pictures associated … Continue reading

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