Tag Archives: Army of the Potomac

York soldier saved & inscribed old book in Virginia

The 87th Pennsylvania is perhaps the best-known infantry regiment from York County, Pennsylvania, where the majority of its companies were raised. Perhaps a close second is the 200th Pennsylvania, which saw hard fighting in the Army of the Potomac during … Continue reading

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New book recounts wartime remembrances of Army of the Potomac’s Chief of Scouts

Judson Knight for part of the American Civil War served as the Chief of Scouts for the Army of the Potomac. He performed well in that role and received the commendations of Generals U. S. Grant and George G. Meade. … Continue reading

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Harrisburg CWRT: “Military Intelligence Staff Operations in the Army of the Potomac”

Speaking at our Friday March 22nd meeting, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have Colonel (Ret.) J. Boone Bartholomees, PhD, who will speak to us on “Military Intelligence Staff Operations in the Army of the Potomac”. Dr. … Continue reading

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Union soldier recalls march through Hanover area during Gettysburg Campaign

Post-war view of Hanover’s Centre Square (author’s postcard collection) The Hanover, Pennsylvania, area saw plenty of traffic and action during the Gettysburg Campaign in late June 1863. On June 27, Virginia and Maryland Confederate cavalry under Lt. Col. Elijah V. … Continue reading

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“An Army of Lions” at September’s Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

On Friday, September 30, prolific Civil War author Jeffry Wert will kick off the 53rd season of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table with a program entitled “An Army of Lions: The Army of the Potomac.”  This federal fighting force … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania soldier’s Civil War letters featured in new book

“But just now it’s too cold to think of fighting,” wrote George Pressly McClelland of the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on December 19, 1863, in a letter to his sister Lizzie. “The near approach of the Holidays suggest turkeys, mince pies, … Continue reading

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