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Sorting fact from legend – Robert E. Lee’s visit to Dover PA

Robert E. Lee walked the streets of Dover. The Pickets area along the Conewago Creek was named for Confederate General George Pickett, whose troops watered their horses there. John Brown Gordon held a prayer circle with the Andrew Menges family … 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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Road trip! Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia: Part 1

The Civil War, some like to say, began in Virginia farmer Wilmer McLean’s back yard and ended in his parlor.  McLean owned a house near Manassas on what became the Bull Run battlefield. The war, of course, was already in … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee Comes Home From War: Topic at York CWRT on September 16

National Park Service photo of Ranger Matt Atkinson The York Civil War Round Table will feature Matt Atkinson at its monthly meeting on September 16, 2015. Mr. Atkinson will present a PowerPoint talk on “Robert E. Lee Comes Home from … Continue reading

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One-tank road trips: Orange County, Virginia

Orange County is located in a beautiful pastoral Piedmont region of central Virginia. Perhaps the best-known tourist attraction is Montpelier, the 2,700-acre estate and mansion of President James Madison, who played a large role in the creation of the United … Continue reading

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York County soldier was at Appomattox; saw General Lee

Thousands of men from York County served in the Union army (and a handful in the Confederate army) during the American Civil War. Only a handful, however, ever recorded seeing legendary Confederate General Robert E. Lee in person. One hundred … Continue reading

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Lee-Jackson Statue in Baltimore

On a recent business trip to John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, I stopped by the Lee-Jackson monument, which I had previously seen. I took a few photos of this impressive commemorative equestrian statue, which is one of the few … Continue reading

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