Tag Archives: Scott Mingus

“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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York CWRT Feb. 15: Jim McClure & Scott Mingus discuss the Underground Railroad

On February 15, 2017, please join the York Civil War Roundtable in its 20th Anniversary Year, welcoming authors Scott Mingus and James McClure to our meeting for their combined presentation on the  Underground Railroad in York County, Pennsylvania. The monthly … Continue reading

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York County History Center To Release Underground Railroad Book: The Ground Swallowed Them Up

On September 1, 2016, the York County History Center will release the first book on the Underground Railroad ever to be published in York. Surprising, considering that from the 1820s through the early Civil War period, York County was a … Continue reading

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87th Pennsylvania at Second Winchester is topic of York CWRT meeting on June 15

Two soldiers of the 87th Pennsylvania posed for a photographer in York, Pennsylvania, early in the Civil War (Joseph Shane collection). The 87th Pennsylvania was primarily raised in York and Adams counties in the fall of 1861 and assigned to … Continue reading

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Newly released book includes accounts of the local 87th Pennsylvania Infantry at Second Winchester

The 87th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was primarily raised in York, Pennsylvania, with a few companies originating in neighboring Adams County. Many of its soldiers were farmers, mechanics, laborers, clerks, and other local patriotic men (and a few boys) who … Continue reading

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Civil War Chaplains to be the focus of York CWRT Jan. 20

The York Civil War Round Table will kick off its 2016 campaign, which runs from January to November, with a special dual presentation titled “Fighting Parsons”: Civil War Chaplains at its monthly meeting on January 20. Multiple award-winning author Scott … Continue reading

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New additions to series of booklets on York County’s Civil War history

I have been working on a series of small, focused booklets on various aspects of York County’s Civil War history, many of which are designed as fund raisers for various organizations. I have recently added a couple new titles, and … Continue reading

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New booklet on JEB Stuart’s Ride through York County

A couple of years ago, I wrote a series of blog posts (the “In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart” series) on the damage claims York County farmers filed after the Civil War for horses, supplies, and personal goods taken by … Continue reading

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York CWRT presents “The Underground Railroad in York County” on June 18

Did you know York County residents collectively once owned hundreds of slaves, and the last person still held as a slave died in the 1840s near Hanover? Did you know the county was a hotbed of activity for the Underground … Continue reading

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Second Battle of Winchester book sent to the publisher!

Eric J. Wittenberg and I have submitted our new manuscript for the Second Battle of Winchester to our publisher, Savas Beatie LLC. This new book is well ahead of schedule. Eric and I dreamed of it a couple of years … Continue reading

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