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Anti-Lincoln sentiment swept 1863 local elections in York County

Abraham Lincoln, though widely beloved and admired today, was controversial, to say the least, during his time in office as president of the United States during the American Civil War. Many Democrats strongly opposed his prosecution of the war; some … Continue reading

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Paul Revere’s Ride Had Rival in Hanover

“Listen my children and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere…” Millions of school children for more than 100 years have read famed poet Henry W. Longfellow’s stirring words, however historically inaccurate they may be, about his … Continue reading

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Civil War encampment at Codorus State Park near Hanover, Pa.

For the past few years, the 16th Pennsylvania reenactor group from Hanover, Pa., has been hosting a Civil War encampment at Codorus State Park, complete with a couple of sham battles. This year’s event was held August 18-19. Attendance on … Continue reading

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Union courier shot at Green Ridge / Brodbecks

This old log home near Brodbecks in southern York County, Pa., was the site of a shooting during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Owner George Bair (spelled Baer in some accounts) feared for his family’s safety¬† when a stranger rode to … Continue reading

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Rebel raiders devastate Codorus Valley farm

The summer of 1863 witnessed two major Confederate raids into the North, the largest of course being Robert E. Lee’s invasion of Pennsylvania. The clock shown above graced the Mingus household in southeastern Ohio in July when John Hunt Morgan’s … Continue reading

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