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4,000 attended parade & dedication of Dover’s Civil War tablet to Jeb Stuart: Part 4

More than 4,000 people had crammed into tiny Dover, Pennsylvania, on November 23, 1907, to watch a parade and then attend the unveiling ceremonies for a metal tablet commemorating Dover’s role in the Gettysburg Campaign; specifically, Jeb Stuart’s stay at … Continue reading

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4,000 attended parade & dedication of Dover’s Civil War tablet to Jeb Stuart: Part 3

Stuart’s two-day ride through York County caused calamity for the citizenry. His division’s horses were exhausted from the long ride from Salem, Virginia, through Maryland and then the mounted fighting at Hanover, Pennsylvania, on June 30, 1863. Then, the weary … Continue reading

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4,000 attended parade & dedication of Dover’s Civil War tablet to Jeb Stuart: Part 2

Major General J.E.B. Stuart led more than 4,500 veteran Confederate cavalrymen through western York County on June 30, 1863, following the Battle of Hanover. His men paused for the night in fields surrounding Dover, Pennsylvania, before heading northward on July … Continue reading

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4,000 attended parade & dedication of Dover’s Civil War tablet to Jeb Stuart: Part 1

It was late November 1907, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. All morning, crowds jammed the main roads leading into the small village of Dover, Pennsylvania. They came on foot, by horse, carriage, and other conveyances. They were assembling to listen to … 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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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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New booklet on JEB Stuart’s Ride through York County

A couple of years ago, I wrote a series of blog posts (the “In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart” series) on the damage claims York County farmers filed after the Civil War for horses, supplies, and personal goods taken by … Continue reading

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NYCHAPS to present talk on “J.E.B. Stuart’s Summer 1863 March Through Dillsburg”

  Thursday, June 6th, 7 p.m. at Maple Shade Barn York-area author, tour guide, award-winning miniature war-gamer, patented scientist, and history buff Scott Mingus will present his PowerPoint talk on “J.E.B. Stuart’s Summer 1863 March Through Dillsburg.” The public is … Continue reading

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A narrow escape for JEB Stuart at Hanover, Pa.

This meandering watercourse is the remnant of what was once a 15-foot wide and 15-foot deep ditch spanning several farm fields south of Hanover, Pennsylvania, near the Westminster Road. During the Civil War Battle of Hanover on June 30, 1863, … Continue reading

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Year of Glory: The Life and Battles of Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry

There have been a number of past books on J.E.B. Stuart, the vaunted Confederate cavalry commander who made such an impact on the Civil War in Virginia and Maryland, and whose exploits in Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg Campaign terrorized a … Continue reading

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