Tag Archives: Women

Pregnant woman buried scores of Gettysburg dead

The battle of Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, saw both heroes and cowards, brave men and shirkers, and the frightened and the arrogant. Soldiers, as well as civilians, were a mixture of those who kept their cool in the face … Continue reading

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York CWRT presents “ A Civil War Captain and His Lady” on January 17, 2018

Press Release from Kathy Friel of the York (PA) Civil War Round Table: On January 17, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table as it kicks off its 21st campaign year, welcoming local author Gene Barr as the … Continue reading

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Mourning Customs during the Civil War period

More than 500 soldiers from York County, Pennsylvania, died in the Civil War, according to researcher Dennis W. Brandt, whose detailed database of local soldiers is available on line at the website of the York County History Center. The first … Continue reading

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Hanover women watched Civil War battle unfold

The Winebrenners were a prominent family living on Frederick Street on the southwestern side of Hanover, Pennsylvania. The father, Henry, was born in Heidelberg Township on June 29, 1809. As an adult, he owned a farm in that township, as … Continue reading

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Homemade bread, preserves, hot coffee & gunpowder!

The year was 1938. In Gettysburg, thousands of aged Civil War veterans gathered together one final time to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. Many York Countians, some still living, traveled to view the massive encampment and … Continue reading

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Civil War vets honored the memory of beloved York nurse

Amelia M. Kurtz never married, living with her sister Catherine (Kate) until the latter’s death when Amelia inherited their home on North George Street near Clarke Alley and a modest amount of stock. She was never very wealthy, although she … Continue reading

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New book: Courageous Women of the Civil War

M. R. Cordell is among those modern writers who have recently issued books aimed at the teenage/young adult reader.  She holds a master’s degree in writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and has numerous previous magazine articles to … Continue reading

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William C. Davis to present “The Lies of Loreta Velazquez” lecture at Harrisburg CWRT

For our 55th Anniversary lecture on Friday May 16th, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have one of our past presidents and lifetime members, William C. Davis, speak to us on “The Lies of Loreta Velazquez”. Loreta … Continue reading

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Southern Lady, Union Spy Elizabeth Van Lew to appear at York CWRT meeting

The York Civil War Round Table will feature living historian Suzanne Doucette portraying in first person “Elizabeth Van Lew, Civil War spy” at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Elizabeth Van Lew was a well-born resident of Richmond, … Continue reading

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