Tag Archives: Hanover

Is it honestly Abe?

The vast public holdings of the U. S. government include thousands of vintage photographs from the Civil War. At least six of them show Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania, and are credited to the Mathew Brady studio in Washington, D.C. They were … Continue reading

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The list

Throughout the Civil War, in towns both large and small, North and South, people gathered in the town squares or near newspaper or telegraph offices to get the latest news from the front lines. Of particular interest were the reports … Continue reading

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Historiography of the Battle of Hanover; 154th anniversary today

June 30, 1863. The largest military battle ever fought in the recorded history of York County, Pennsylvania. American vs. American. North vs. South. Blue vs. Gray. More than 300 men fell, several to rise no more and be laid to … Continue reading

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California poet/preacher toured York County’s Civil War sites in 1903

Since 1978, Debi and I have been members of the Church of the Nazarene, first in Painesville, Ohio, and for the past decade and a half in York, Pennsylvania. The holiness denomination traces its roots to John Wesley and the … Continue reading

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10,000+ attended dedication of Hanover’s Civil War monument, “The Picket”

At one time, an impressive equestrian statue of a Union cavalry trooper from the Civil War stood in the middle of the town square/traffic roundabout in downtown Hanover, Pennsylvania, in southwestern York County. Shunted off to one side during a … Continue reading

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Hanover women watched Civil War battle unfold

The Winebrenners were a prominent family living on Frederick Street on the southwestern side of Hanover, Pennsylvania. The father, Henry, was born in Heidelberg Township on June 29, 1809. As an adult, he owned a farm in that township, as … Continue reading

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10-year-old girl escaped from Hanover just as the battle erupted

Imagine going about your daily business when suddenly word comes that enemy troops are fast approaching and a battle looms. You are far from your home, potentially caught up in the path of the fighting. Already armed soldiers on horseback … Continue reading

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Hanover “Emergency Men” Sought State Pensions as Veterans

As tens of thousands of Confederates threatened to invade southern Pennsylvania in mid-June 1863, Republican Governor Andrew G. Gregg, a staunch ally of President Lincoln, issued a proclamation seeking volunteers to join several proposed regiments of Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia for … Continue reading

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Hanover woman reportedly married wounded soldier she nursed to health

The York Daily on December 2, 1887, reprinted a story from the Hanover Spectator about an unnamed Hanover woman who had nursed a badly wounded soldier, shot at the battle of Gettysburg, back to health and then married him. Such … Continue reading

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The tanned Confederate colonel: Part 2

In part 1 of this 2-part series, W. H. F. Payne, a former Civil War general who had served in the Gettysburg Campaign as the lieutenant colonel of the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry under J.E.B. Stuart, shared his memories of … Continue reading

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