Category Archives: Spring Grove

Mad Anthony Wayne’s men buried in Menges Mills, PA.

Growing up in southern Ohio, we learned in school about the men and women who shaped the history of not only the Buckeye State, but the larger areas known in pioneer days as the Ohio Country and the Northwest Territory. … 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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Oral tradition: Civil War stories from York County, Pa: Part 1

J.E.B. Stuart and staff, The Illustrated London News, October 4, 1862. I have been fortunate this past year to speak at more than a dozen historical societies, Civil War interest groups, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, etc. here in York County, … 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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Spring Grove paper mill got its start because of the Battle of Gettysburg

Glatfelter is a $1.3 billion global paper company headquartered in York, Pennsylvania. The company now operates paper mills and paper converting facilities in Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as in Germany, France, England, Wales, and the Philippines. The company traces … Continue reading

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A local legend – the Andrew J. Menges farm in Jackson Township

This very impressive homestead was in 1863 the Andrew J. Menges farm near Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, in Jackson Township, York County. It’s located on Roth’s Church Road near the modern school complex. It’s just north of the June 27, 1863, … 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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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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