Category Archives: Warrington Township

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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In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart – Fitz Lee’s brigade raids farms near Wellsville PA

Thousands of dusty Confederate cavalrymen from Virginia passed this old farm near Wellsville, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of June 30, 1863, during the Gettysburg Campaign. The veteran brigade of Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, accompanied by famed Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart: The 9th Virginia Cavalry in York County PA

Phaeton carriage, c. 1860 at Ellwood House, DeKalb, Illinois. The 9th Virginia accosted a York County, PA army surgeon somewhere north of Dover, PA and took his fancy buggy and a pair of horses. The Rebels took the carriage all … Continue reading

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A murder in Warrington Township

Modern view of Conewago Creek just west of the old Detter’s Mill (Emig’s Mill during the Civil War). Just out of view is the creek’s confluence with Bermudian Creek. A Rebel raiding party operated in this region during the Gettysburg … Continue reading

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Jenkins’ Cavalry Raid through Northwestern York County: Part 7

The interior of a reproduced 19th century general store in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. During the Civil War’s Gettysburg Campaign, dozens of similar small dry goods stores in York County, Pennsylvania, were raided by Confederate soldiers, including the Smith store … 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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From POW to “misbehavior before the enemy”

Andrew Bentz Smith was a young saddle maker from northwestern York County who answered Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin’s call to arms in mid-1861. He traveled to the nearest town, Wellsville, and enlisted on September 19, 1861, at the age of … Continue reading

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