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James Garfield and the Civil War is topic of York CWRT on May 17

On May 17, 2017, please join the York Civil War Round Table in its 20th Anniversary Year, welcoming Civil War historian and author Daniel J. Vermilya to our meeting for his presentation “From Battlefield to the Whitehouse: James Garfield.” The … Continue reading

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York CWRT to discuss the “Lincoln Conspirators” on April 19

On April 19, 2017, please join the York Civil War Round Table in its 20th Anniversary Year, welcoming historical reenactor and lecturer Mark D. Grim, Jr. to our meeting for his presentation on the “Imprisonment, Trial and Execution of the … Continue reading

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The tanned Confederate colonel: Part 2

In part 1 of this 2-part series, W. H. F. Payne, a former Civil War general who had served in the Gettysburg Campaign as the lieutenant colonel of the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry under J.E.B. Stuart, shared his memories of … Continue reading

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Brig. Gen. John Buford to appear at York CWRT on July 20

Living historian Michael D. Smith will appear at the July 20, 2016 monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table. He portrays Brigadier General John Buford, Union cavalry officer at Gettysburg during the American Civil War. The first-person presentation … Continue reading

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New bio on one of Lincoln’s favorite generals, Martin D. Hardin

Martin Davis Hardin is a name not known to most Civil War buffs, a man largely obscure to modern reader. But, in his time, he and his family were well known across the country for their long and faithful service … Continue reading

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York County ties to the fighting on the Second Day at Gettysburg

Did you know there are some York County PA connections to the bitter late afternoon and early evening fighting on the Second Day of the battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863? Here are a few of those local ties… Jubal … Continue reading

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York CWRT presents Union General Francis Barlow – Controversial General of Gettysburg and an American Hero

The York Civil War Round Table will feature guest speaker and member Brian J. Blake at its upcoming meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market Street, York, Pennsylvania. The … Continue reading

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Eyewitness described death of Lancaster’s General Reynolds at Gettysburg

John Fulton Reynolds was perhaps the best known Civil War soldier from the Susquehanna Valley region. The major general commanded a wing of the Army of the Potomac, including his own First Army Corps, during the June 1863 march from … Continue reading

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