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“Extra Billy” Smith is the subject at the York CWRT on Oct. 18

More than 11,000 Confederate soldiers marched or rode through York County, Pennsylvania, during the week before the battle of Gettysburg. Perhaps none was as colorful, or controversial, as Brigadier General William “Extra Billy” Smith. Today, few Civil War buffs know … Continue reading

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Glossbrenner vs. Bailey: Politics in Civil War-era York, Pa.

Adam John Glossbrenner was a veteran politician from York, Pennsylvania.  Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, on August 31, 1810, he decided to become a printer and moved west to Hamilton, Ohio in 1827, where he became the publisher of the Western … Continue reading

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