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York CWRT to discuss the “Lincoln Conspirators” on April 19

On April 19, 2017, please join the York Civil War Round Table in its 20th Anniversary Year, welcoming historical reenactor and lecturer Mark D. Grim, Jr. to our meeting for his presentation on the “Imprisonment, Trial and Execution of the … Continue reading

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87th Pennsylvania Living Historians Release 2017 Schedule of Events

The 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry is looking for a few good men (and women!) to join their ranks. They are accepting new members to portray infantrymen, civilians, sutlers, doctors, and other historical impressions. The original regiment was raised in September … Continue reading

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Brig. Gen. John Buford to appear at York CWRT on July 20

Living historian Michael D. Smith will appear at the July 20, 2016 monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table. He portrays Brigadier General John Buford, Union cavalry officer at Gettysburg during the American Civil War. The first-person presentation … Continue reading

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Co. C, 87th Pennsylvania remembers the 153rd anniversary of the battle of Monocacy

Several members of the York County-based Company C, 87th Pennsylvania reenactors journeyed south to the Frederick, Maryland, area to help the National Park Service commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the battle of Monocacy. At that pitched fight on July 9, … Continue reading

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Join the Union army! Reenactors wanted! 87th PA schedule released!

The 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry is looking for a few good men (and women!) to join their ranks. They are accepting new members to portray infantrymen, civilians, sutlers, doctors, and other historical impressions. The original regiment was raised in September … Continue reading

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York CWRT presents an evening with Brig. Gen. Horace Porter

  The guest speaker for the April 15th. York Civil War Round Table meeting at 7 p.m. will be Mike Reetz, portraying Brigadier General Horace Porter, an aide-de-camp to Gen. U.S. Grant. The topic of his presentation will be “How … Continue reading

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Gettysburg National Military Park / Eisenhower 2015 Calendar of Events

Katie Lawhon of the National Park Service has announced the most current calendar of events at Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site for the remainder of 2015. All events are free and open to the public … Continue reading

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Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster County, Pa., hosts Civil War Days: Part 2

The Lancaster CWRT is already planning a similar, even larger, event next year to mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Campaign and its impact on southern Pennsylvania. Here are some more photos of the Landis Valley Museum.

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Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster County, Pa., hosts Civil War Days: Part 1

I was invited to speak at the two-day Civil War Days event in Lancaster County at Landis Valley Museum. Among the other speakers was fellow York County author Glen Banner, who presented a talk on the burning of the Columbia … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade 2011 – part 1

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, pauses each year to remember the words Abraham Lincoln spoken at the dedication of the National Cemetery on November 19, 1863. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived … Continue reading

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