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Dillsburg native was Rebel chaplain during the burning of Chambersburg

The burning of Chambersburg remains controversial in south-central Pennsylvania to this day. Once known as the “queen of the Cumberland Valley,” the town was an important stop on the Cumberland Valley Railroad and served as the company’s headquarters. It contained … Continue reading

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Mechanicsburg Passenger Station Museum hosts Civil War exhibit

The Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Museum Association has been quite active over the years in preserving, interpreting, and understanding the history of this Cumberland Valley community. Among its holdings is the Passenger Station, a neat little museum inside the restored 1800’s station … Continue reading

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: “The War Came by Train” – Part 1

Each year for my birthday each of my three kids spends time with me, with outings to Strasburg to ride the steam train, major league baseball games, Harpers Ferry, The Naval Museum in Washington, etc. Here are some photos from … Continue reading

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