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A Soldier’s Dream of Home

It was March 1863 near Falmouth, Virginia. America had been at war with itself for almost two full years since the bombardment of Fort Sumter. The 130th Pennsylvania, one of the first regiments from York County, had fought in September … Continue reading

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155 years ago today – York County regiment “saw the elephant”

Bullets flew hot and thick on the morning of September 17, 1862, in the fields outside of Sharpsburg, Maryland. All across the acrid, smoky battlefield, many men — including scores from York County, Pennsylvania — shrieked in pain, cried out … Continue reading

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York County Civil War soldiers: Cpl. James C. McCurdy, 130th PA

Autographed CDV photo of J. C. McCurdy from the personal collection of Cannonball blogger Scott Mingus James Christopher McCurdy moved around a lot in his long life and apparently accomplished quite a bit. He was a soldier, school teacher, nationally … Continue reading

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York County men of the 130th Pennsylvania fought at Antietam

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, fought September 17, 1862, in the fields, woods, and roadways surrounding Sharpsburg, Maryland. Two of the most recognizable features of the old battlefield are the Lower (or Rohrbach) Bridge, … Continue reading

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