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Old memorial plaque recalls J.E.B. Stuart’s occupation of Dover PA

Back in November of 1907, the citizens of Dover, Pennsylvania, commissioned a copper-plated cast iron plaque commemorating the July 1, 1863, raid by Major General J.E.B. Stuart‘s Confederate cavalry on the town and its environs during the Gettysburg Campaign. That … Continue reading

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Rebels visit Dover – part 4

A view taken in December 2008 of the northwestern corner of the main intersection in Dover, Pennsylvania. In the 19th century, Dover had a town square, which accounts for the setback of the white frame building on the left. The … Continue reading

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Rebels visit Dover – part 3

Typical York County farmland. Confederate columns criss-crossed the undulating region during the last week of June 1863. Rebel soldiers took more than 1,000 horses from county residents, at times leaving behind worn out nags and mules. Stuart’s column freed 80 … Continue reading

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