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Battle to save Underground Railroad Station marks 154th anniversary of Rebel invasion of York County

Today marks the 154th anniversary of the beginning of the Confederate invasion of York County, Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Colonel Elijah V. White’s 35th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, entered Hanover, where a delegation of city fathers had assembled to meet the oncoming Rebels. … Continue reading

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JEB Stuart’s Rebel cavalrymen camped in Dover man’s fields

I frequently peruse eBay and other on-line auction sites looking for photographs/CDVs of York Countians from the Civil War era. Often, they are unidentified. Every now and then, I purchase one that is of a known person. Recently, I was … Continue reading

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Historic Underground Railroad station near Wrightsville faces uncertain future: Part 2

In part 1 of this brief two-part series, we looked at the Mifflins, who were major conductors in the Underground Railroad in eastern York County, Pennsylvania, during the 1810-1840 time frame. Scores (perhaps hundreds) of freedom seekers passed through this … Continue reading

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Road trip! Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia: Part 5

This final group of pictures comes from the northern/eastern part of the Appomattox National Historic Site and battlefield park, within the old April 1865 Confederate lines. All photos by Scott Mingus, April 11, 2016.

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Researcher searching for location of old Confederate camp

During the Civil War, residents of the state of Maryland was decidedly split in their loyalties. The Eastern Shore and the Baltimore vicinity were largely pro-Confederate while the western part of the state, where there was far less slavery, was … Continue reading

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Historic Jonas Rupp House near Mechanicsburg, PA

This old stone house once was surrounded by rural farming country along Trindle Spring Road on the outskirts of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. It dates from 1787 when it was built by a man named Jonas Rupp. Now, the road is busy … Continue reading

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More photos from the Fredericksburg battlefield – Howison Hill

Howison HillĀ  in December 1862 provided a significant platform for Confederate artillery, including a 30-pounder Parrott Rifle, of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Battle of Fredericksburg. A wayside marker along Lee Drive in the national military park delineates … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg Battlefield – More Photos from Lee Drive

Remnants of old Civil War earthworks line Lee Drive at the Fredericksburg battlefield in Northern Virginia. The National Park Service road follows the southern half of the nearly8-mile long Confederate line from the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg and the … Continue reading

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Prospect Hill at Fredericksburg National Military Park

In the fall of 1862, 150 years ago, Confederate Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson anchored the right of his defensive line at Fredericksburg on Prospect Hill and planted several batteries there. The 65-foot-high position dominated the plain leading down to the … Continue reading

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Jubal Early’s invasion of York County PA began at Hamilton’s Crossing VA

A late afternoon AMTRAK passenger train speeds through Hamilton’s Crossing just south of Fredericksburg, Virginia. During much of late 1862 through the spring of 1863, this ground was an important rail-head for Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Union … Continue reading

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