Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

New book covers the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad in the Civil War

Railroad travelers from Harrisburg or York, Pennsylvania, to Baltimore typically took the Northern Central Railway. From Baltimore, there were convenient connections to Washington, Hagerstown and points west using the Baltimore & Ohio. Once finished with business in Baltimore, the traveler … Continue reading

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York CWRT to discuss the “Lincoln Conspirators” on April 19

On April 19, 2017, please join the York Civil War Round Table in its 20th Anniversary Year, welcoming historical reenactor and lecturer Mark D. Grim, Jr. to our meeting for his presentation on the “Imprisonment, Trial and Execution of the … Continue reading

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Young York businessman attended Lincoln’s first inauguration

It was March 4, 1861. After a bitter and contentious election that saw, for the first time, a Republican take the presidency, it was time for that man, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln, to take office. In the intervening months … Continue reading

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New book analyzes complex relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his friend Joshua Speed

Much has been written about the life, death, and legacy of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. According to Business Insider, more than 15,000 books have dealt in whole or large measure with Lincoln. Some, like famed … Continue reading

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The Complete Book of the US Presidents

Bill Venne, a prolific author with more than 36 history books to his credit, has been a frequent expert on TV programs on the History Channel, National Geographic Channel, and the Smithsonian Channel. He has been praised in the Wall … Continue reading

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New book on Lincoln’s foreign policy

David Perry, a former history professor at the University of New Haven, has long studied the life and times of President Abraham Lincoln. In his latest book, Bluff, Bluster, Lies and Spies: The Lincoln Foreign Policy, 1861-1865, he has examined … Continue reading

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1st New York Sharpshooter’s diary made into compelling new book

John Tyler Farnham would have been just another long-forgotten Civil War soldier except for the dogged efforts of author William G. Andrews to locate, transcribe, and annotate Farnham’s extensive six-volume diaries from his entire three years in the Union army, … Continue reading

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York CWRT presents “Backstage At The Lincoln Assassination” on April 20

The York Civil War Round Table will feature author and theatre historian Thomas A. Bogar at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 20th at 7 p.m. Mr. Bogar will present a Power Point talk based on his book “Backstage at … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Rise to the Presidency to be discussed at York CWRT on March 16

The York Civil War Round Table will feature Scott E. Rosenau as the guest speaker at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 16th at 7 p.m. Scott will present a PowerPoint talk titled “Lincoln’s Rise to the Presidency.” Lincoln’s selection … Continue reading

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New bio on one of Lincoln’s favorite generals, Martin D. Hardin

Martin Davis Hardin is a name not known to most Civil War buffs, a man largely obscure to modern reader. But, in his time, he and his family were well known across the country for their long and faithful service … Continue reading

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