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York CWRT to host Historian D. Scott Hartwig on June 21

On June 21, 2017, please join the York Civil War Round Table in its 20th Anniversary Year, welcoming Civil War historian and author, D. Scott Hartwig, to our meeting for his presentation “”Gettysburg: Sorting Fiction From Fact.” The monthly meeting … Continue reading

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National Park Service 154th Battle Anniversary Programs

National Park Service Press Release: The three day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Join Park Rangers and … Continue reading

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Summer programs begin June 11 at Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins on June 11 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the people and places that made history during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hike the fields of Pickett’s Charge, explore … Continue reading

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Road trip! Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia: Part 5

This final group of pictures comes from the northern/eastern part of the Appomattox National Historic Site and battlefield park, within the old April 1865 Confederate lines. All photos by Scott Mingus, April 11, 2016.

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Road trip! Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia: Part 4

While the main attraction of the Appomattox National Historic Site is the restored village and the McLean house where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. However, the boundaries of the park contain much … Continue reading

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Road trip! Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia: Part 3

Wilmer McLean had thought he had moved his family far from the war zone of Northern Virginia. He was wrong. The war came to him in early April 1865 when Union troops blocked the escape route of the road-weary, battle-depleted … Continue reading

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Road trip! Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia: Part 2

Here are some more photos from my recent visit to Appomattox.

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2016 schedule of events: Gettysburg National Military Park

   2016 CALENDAR OF Events JANUARY 2016 January 9             Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture: Jubal Early and the Molding of Confederate Memory, presented by Park Ranger Matt Atkinson, Gettysburg National Military Park. Explore the post-war life of former Confederate … Continue reading

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One-tank road trip: Hampton National Historic Site: Part 3

In part 1 and part 2 of this 3-part photographic tour of the Hampton National Historic Site near Towson, Maryland, we briefly looked at the impressive Georgian-style hilltop mansion where the prosperous and politically important Ridgely family once lived. They … Continue reading

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One-tank road trip: Hampton National Historic Site: Part 2

In my previous post, I briefly discussed the history of the “Hampton” estate in northern Maryland, a once sprawling 10,000-acre collection of farms, ironworks, woodlots, orchards, gristmills, and outbuildings near Towson. Prominent among the owners were Col. Charles Ridgely II, … Continue reading

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