Tag Archives: Louisiana Tigers

Confederates camped around York before the battle of Gettysburg

In giving frequent talks and presentations on Civil War topics related to York County, one of the most frequent questions I receive is the location of the various Confederate campsites in and around the city of York. Sometimes, the person … Continue reading

Posted in Confederate camp sites, Confederates, Gettysburg Campaign, Union camp sites, Wrightsville, Yankees, York | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Confederates camped around York before the battle of Gettysburg

The Wooden Horse and the Golden Ticket: Part 2

In our previous post on the subject, we looked at 19-century historian George R. Prowell’s review of the so-called “wooden horse” in southern Pennsylvania, a secretive pro-Confederate organization that in other parts of the country was known as the Knights … Continue reading

Posted in Civilians, Confederates, Gettysburg Campaign, Hanover | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The Wooden Horse and the Golden Ticket: Part 2

Was cannon tube now at Hanover Junction used at the battle of Gettysburg?

Four vintage Civil War-era cannon tubes are mounted along the York County Heritage Rail Trail (the old Northern Central Railway right-of-way) at Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania. Hundreds of bicyclists pass by these four guns and a nearby modern art metal sculpture … Continue reading

Posted in Gettysburg battlefield, Gettysburg Campaign, Hanover Junction, Monuments and markers, Preservation efforts, Yankees | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Was cannon tube now at Hanover Junction used at the battle of Gettysburg?

New account of Louisiana Tigers in York County surfaces

One of the joys of occasionally traveling around the East Coast giving PowerPoint presentations on my various Civil War books is the people I meet. At times, they share stories of their ancestors. Recently, before I spoke at the Lynchburg, … Continue reading

Posted in Civilians, Confederates, Emigsville, Gettysburg Campaign, Lincoln | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on New account of Louisiana Tigers in York County surfaces

Confederate officer left receipt for taking York County farmer’s mules

As the Confederate army invaded Pennsylvania in late June 1863, foraging patrols scoured the countryside for fresh horses, mules, and supplies, often paying with Confederate script. Officers were supposed to leave a signed receipt for what their men procured. Few … Continue reading

Posted in Civilians, Confederates, Gettysburg Campaign, Other places | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Confederate officer left receipt for taking York County farmer’s mules

Louisiana Tigers raided Emigsville; eyewitness account

This image from the Manchester Township Historical Society shows Emigsville, Pennsylvania, a small village during the Civil War years nestled along the Harrisburg Road (now N. George Street) and the Northern Central Railway. Prosperous farms surrounded the town, which featured … Continue reading

Posted in Confederates, Emigsville, Gettysburg Campaign | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Louisiana Tigers raided Emigsville; eyewitness account

Part of old Confederate campsite at Big Mount, Pa., is now an alpaca farm

Big Mount Alpacas is a popular spot along Canal Road in Big Mount, Pennsylvania, a hamlet in western York County’s Paradise Township.  During the Civil War’s Gettysburg Campaign 148 years ago, more than 4,000 Confederate infantry under Major General Jubal … Continue reading

Posted in Civilians, Confederate camp sites, Gettysburg Campaign, Other places | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

More on the P.A. & S. Small flour mills

The aerial photograph of the modern York Flour Mills, Inc. is courtesy of Microsoft Virtual Earth, and shows the location of one of the old P.A. & S. Small mills nestled between the railroad and the Codorus Creek. In 1863, … Continue reading

Posted in Civilians, Confederate camp sites, Confederates, Emigsville, Gettysburg Campaign, Mills | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments