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York County Union and Confederate ties to Cold Harbor

Even if you are not a die-hard fan of Civil War history, you might have heard of the Battle of Cold Harbor, fought in Hanover County, Virginia, not far northeast of Richmond. The conflict, fought June 1-3, 1864, resulted in … Continue reading

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York woman patents gorgeous cherry tree

Spring view of Smith tree Lucy Neville Mitchell was born in 1872 at Charleston, S.C. In 1902 she married Stephen Fahs Smith, an executive in the S. Morgan Smith Company founded by his father. Mrs. Smith was very interested in … Continue reading

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