Tag Archives: Union soldiers

“The 1863 New York City Draft Riots” is topic of York CWRT on July 18

Press Release from the York Civil War Round Table: On July 18, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table as they welcome author Joe Mieczkowski as their featured guest speaker. Mr. Mieczkowski will present a PowerPoint talk on … Continue reading

Posted in Black history, Civilians, Lincoln, Yankees, York CWRT | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on “The 1863 New York City Draft Riots” is topic of York CWRT on July 18

PA Governor’s Letter to York Army Hospital Superintendent

From the summer of 1862 until the summer of 1865, Penn Park on the south side of York, PA, was the site of a sprawling L-shaped complex of more than a dozen buildings that comprised the United States Army Hospital. … Continue reading

Posted in Yankees, York | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on PA Governor’s Letter to York Army Hospital Superintendent

A Soldier’s Dream of Home

It was March 1863 near Falmouth, Virginia. America had been at war with itself for almost two full years since the bombardment of Fort Sumter. The 130th Pennsylvania, one of the first regiments from York County, had fought in September … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on A Soldier’s Dream of Home

New book recounts creation of Gettysburg Civil War mural

On the cloudy morning of Monday, June 29, 1863, Confederate Colonel Isaac E. Avery awoke in the U. S. Army General Hospital on the south side of York, PA. He was not a patient. He was an enemy soldier, occupying … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Confederates, Gettysburg battlefield, Gettysburg Campaign, Monuments and markers, Preservation efforts, Yankees, York | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on New book recounts creation of Gettysburg Civil War mural

Hospital patient accused of thievery at York bar

During the first winter of Civil War (1861-82), the Union Army operated a training camp for the 6th New York Cavalry on Penn Commons (now Penn Park) on the south side of York, Pennsylvania. Colonel Thomas Devin, later to lead … Continue reading

Posted in Civilians, Yankees, York | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Hospital patient accused of thievery at York bar

“The 1863 New York City Draft Riots” is topic of York CWRT on March 21

Press Release from the York Civil War Round Table: On March 21, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table as they welcome author Joe Mieczkowski as their featured guest speaker. Mr. Mieczkowski will present a PowerPoint talk on … Continue reading

Posted in Black history, Yankees, York CWRT | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on “The 1863 New York City Draft Riots” is topic of York CWRT on March 21

One-tank trips: GAR Museum & Library in Philadelphia (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this brief two-part series, we looked at some photos I took during a December 2017 visit to the Grand Army of the Republic Museum & Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Only a small portion of their holdings … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War collectibles, Lincoln, Yankees | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on One-tank trips: GAR Museum & Library in Philadelphia (Part 2)

York soldier saved & inscribed old book in Virginia

The 87th Pennsylvania is perhaps the best-known infantry regiment from York County, Pennsylvania, where the majority of its companies were raised. Perhaps a close second is the 200th Pennsylvania, which saw hard fighting in the Army of the Potomac during … Continue reading

Posted in Yankees, York | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on York soldier saved & inscribed old book in Virginia

155 years ago today – York County regiment “saw the elephant”

Bullets flew hot and thick on the morning of September 17, 1862, in the fields outside of Sharpsburg, Maryland. All across the acrid, smoky battlefield, many men — including scores from York County, Pennsylvania — shrieked in pain, cried out … Continue reading

Posted in Dover, Yankees | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 155 years ago today – York County regiment “saw the elephant”

“Inferior in every particular”: Newsman visited Camp Scott in York

Shortly after the beginning of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to put down the rebellion. Training camps soon sprang up across the North, including Camp Scott at the York Fairgrounds (at the intersection of King … Continue reading

Posted in Railroads, Union camp sites, Yankees, York | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on “Inferior in every particular”: Newsman visited Camp Scott in York