Tag Archives: West Manchester Township

Anti-Lincoln sentiment swept 1863 local elections in York County

Abraham Lincoln, though widely beloved and admired today, was controversial, to say the least, during his time in office as president of the United States during the American Civil War. Many Democrats strongly opposed his prosecution of the war; some … Continue reading

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Civil War graves – Wolf’s Church Cemetery

Grave of George Glatfelter, Civil War veteran buried in St. Paul’s (Wolf’s) Lutheran Church Cemetery in West Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. The name Glatfelter is well known in York County, with the P.H. Glatfelter Company (the global supplier of … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart – the Jacob Deisinger farm in West Manchester Township

Jacob Deisinger, like so many of his fellow farmers in York County, Pennsylvania, during the Civil War had either ignored the repeated warnings in mid-June 1863 that the Confederates were coming, or did not receive them for some reason. Deisinger, … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart: Night-time raid in West Manchester Township

The old George Eyster, jr. farm is at 1760 Taxville Road near the intersection with Derry Road in West Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. For several hours on the evening of Tuesday, June 30, 1863, thousands of Confederate cavalrymen rode … Continue reading

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Another mill visited by Rebels during the Gettysburg Campaign

The old Weigle grist mill is shown in this February 2009 photograph by SLM. During the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign, Confederates raided the region numerous times, taking horses from the miller and nearby farmers. In the early 21st century, this old … Continue reading

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