Tag Archives: Union cavalry

York CWRT to feature Dr. Charlie Fennell discussing Gen. Farnsworth’s Fatal Charge on Sept. 20

Press Release from the York Civil War Round Table: On September 20, 2017, please join the York Civil War Round Table, in its 20th Anniversary Year, in welcoming the always entertaining Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr. as he returns for … Continue reading

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York cavalryman murdered fellow soldier after dispute

Edward Jacoby, born in York County in 1834, had been a carpenter before the Civil War. In August 1861, the 25-year-old Jacoby went to Columbia in Lancaster County and enrolled in Jackson’s Cavalry, a company of volunteers from the river … Continue reading

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Storekeeper Joseph Holland recalled the Rebel invasion and the battle of Hanover

On the morning of June 17, 1863, Joseph C. Holland, like his fellow businessmen and shopkeepers in Hanover, Pennsylvania, could not have imagined the trouble that lay ahead in the days to come. Way down in Northern Virginia, more than … Continue reading

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Union cavalry general recalls his visit to York County during the Gettysburg Campaign

David McMurtrie Gregg (shown above in this photo from the Library of Congress) commanded a division of Union cavalry in the Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863. He was a first cousin of the governor of … Continue reading

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Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr. Returns to York CWRT

A long-time friend of the York Civil War Round Table, Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr., will present a talk at the upcoming CWRT meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 7 p.m. The presentation topic of the evening will be … Continue reading

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Hanover clash claims clown

Harper’s Weekly, October 4, 1873 – “The Circus Coming Into Town” On June 30, 1863, several thousand veteran cavalrymen clashed in and around the streets of Hanover, Pennsylvania, in the largest battle known to have been fought in York County, … Continue reading

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One-tank road trip: Yellow Tavern

Yellow Tavern was the final battle in the Civil War for famed Confederate cavalry general James Ewell Brown Stuart. The impressive monument shown above sits alongside Old Telegraph Road near Glen Allen, Virginia, north of Richmond. Many of Jeb Stuart’s … Continue reading

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