Category Archives: Jefferson

J.E.B. Stuart’s Rebels raid Spangler’s mill near Cold Spring Station

View of the old Henry Myers mill located on Green Valley Road northeast of Jefferson, Pennsylvania. On the afternoon of June 30, 1863, Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee‘s Confederate cavalry of Stuart’s division rode past this once thriving mill en route … Continue reading

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The Hanover Branch Railroad – part 6

After leaving Jefferson Station in southern York County, Pennsylvania, the Hanover Branch Railroad’s tracks headed northeasterly toward the Cold Spring Station. Very little remains of the roadbed in this stretch, because it has been heavily farmed over the past 145 … Continue reading

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The Hanover Branch Railroad – Part 1 of a series

Jefferson Station was located west of Jefferson, Pennsylvania, near the intersection of Krafts Mill Road and Jefferson Road (today’s State Route 516). It was a railstop on the Hanover Branch Railroad serving the farmers of the Codorus region. The embankment … Continue reading

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Stuart pauses at Jefferson

A view of the town square in Jefferson, Pennsylvania, (also known as Codorus Post Office during the Civil War) looking to the northwest down Berlin Street. The unusual iron Napoleon cannon tube was the subject of an earlier Cannonball entry. … Continue reading

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Historic Civil War cannon in Jefferson to be refurbished

An old Civil War artillery tube sits in the traffic circle in Jefferson, Pennsylvania. In the background is a brick structure that was present when three separate cavalry forces passed through Jefferson during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. More on that … Continue reading

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A new addition to York County historiography!

The cover art for the upcoming new book on the June 1863 Gordon / Early expedition into York County, Pennsylvania. Artwork by Mike Stretch; painting by Bradley Schmehl used under license. The graphics and files have been sent to the … Continue reading

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145 years ago today – July 1, 1863

Jeb Stuart‘s three brigades of veteran Confederate cavalry rose in fields surrounding Dover and leisurely ate their breakfasts. Foraging patrols scoured neighboring farms for several miles looking for horses, mules, forage, horsehoes, and other supplies of military interest. They paid … Continue reading

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145 years ago today – June 30, 1863

James E. B. Brown, CSA Major General, led three brigades of veteran cavalry through southwestern York County after a half-day battle at Hanover. At dawn, Confederate troops stir in their various camps, enjoy a final breakfast in York County, and … Continue reading

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145 years ago today – June 27, 1863

Maj. Gen. Jubal Early’s veteran Confederate division, one of the hardest fighting units in the Army of Northern Virginia, departs from camps near Mummasburg, Gettysburg, and Hunterstown and heads eastward toward the prize they had been ordered by Richard S. … Continue reading

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Another victim of J.E.B. Stuart

An early war etching of some of “Jeb” Stuart’s Virginia cavaliers. From Harper’s Weekly. Add Jefferson area merchant Conrad Myers to the long list of York County merchants who felt the sting of the Confederate raiding parties during the Gettysburg … Continue reading

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