Tag Archives: Manchester Township

Anti-Lincoln sentiment swept 1863 local elections in York County

Abraham Lincoln, though widely beloved and admired today, was controversial, to say the least, during his time in office as president of the United States during the American Civil War. Many Democrats strongly opposed his prosecution of the war; some … Continue reading

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Manchester Township Historical Society plans Antique Appraisal Clinic on Aug 20

Event: Antique Appraisal Festival Event date: August 20, 2016; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s time to rummage through all your antiques and curiosities and have them appraised. Just what are they worth if you take them to auction? If … Continue reading

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“Kindly Friend Willis” was conductor on the Underground Railroad

According to the Library of Congress, the Willis House is the most pretentious and academically correct example of eighteenth century English domestic architecture in York County. The builder, William Willis, was a Quaker farmer and mason who built the York … Continue reading

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Manchester Twp. “poor soljer” appealed to General Meade for a furlough

Lena Burial Park in Stephenson County, Illinois, is a long, long way from Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. This photograph from Find-a-Grave’s Diane Boand is illustrative of the post-Civil War trend for former soldiers to move west to seek new … Continue reading

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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

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“Antiques Roadshow”-type event in York County; concurrent book signing

The Manchester Township Historical Society is sponsoring an Antique Appraisal Clinic (in the spirit of the popular TV program Antiques Roadshow). This popular event will take place this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, … Continue reading

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Civil War graves – Manchester Lutheran Cemetery

Manchester Lutheran Cemetery is located along North George Street in downtown Manchester, Pa. (during the Civil War often known as Liverpool Post Office). Confederate cavalry, specifically the 17th Virginia Cavalry under Col. William H. French, rode past this site during … Continue reading

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