Category Archives: Civil War

Gettysburg Electric Map: And now, this summer in Hanover

Remember going down to Gettysburg to see the old Electric Map at the old Gettysburg Visitors Center in the old days? Now, those with Civil War interests will have a chance to see the old Electric Map in a new location – Hanover. It’s expected to open this summer, according to the Evening Sun in Hanover: Electric Map pieces fall into place. Owner Scott Roland sees it as a tourism play for Hanover. ‘If even 5 percent of the tourists who visited the map in Gettysburg pay to see it in Hanover, it could lead to a boom for all of the borough’s businesses,’ he told The Evening Sun.

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Emigsville’s Emig Mansion: 3 views of this wonderful York County landmark

Linked in/Neat stuff: Iconic names Utz, Clarks, Harley-Davidson in news/LBJ’s visit in 1966 The Emig Mansion is one of York County, Pa.’s finest homes. It’s been a bed-and-breakfast in recent years and will remain so, under new hosts. The operators, … Continue reading

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Civil War chaplain S. Morgan Smith: This Moravian pastor went to war

Before S. Morgan Smith was an industrialist – perhaps the leading industrialist in York County, Pa.’s, history – he was a pastor. And early in his call as a minister, he served as a military chaplain. He was mustered out of the military 150 years ago, and his biographers have set up a presentation to tell about how this minister came to serve in the military.

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York County, Pa., enjoys its big anniversaries, Part II: And there’s even more history to enjoy

The year was 1887, and Borough of York, Pa., turned into the City of York, Pa. This came exactly 100 years after the Village of York became the Borough of York. All this called for a major celebration, and the … Continue reading

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Penn Street Farmers’ Market: 7 views help tell its 150-year-old story

The Civil War was over, and York County, Pa., was striving to return to its life of relative peace as a farming community. The Industrial Revolution would come in full in a few years, and the fertile, well-watered county and … Continue reading

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Lincoln 150: These 10 stories link Abraham Lincoln to York County, Pa. – in life and death

The Rev. Henry E. Niles of York, Pa.’s First Presbyterian Church preached a sermon on the national day of mourning  – April 19, 1865 – after the death of Abraham Lincoln. It was reprinted and has become part of the … Continue reading

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The Picket in Hanover’s Square: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: York High legend dies/An original McDonald’s arch This equestrian statue, The Picket, is one of York County, Pa.’s finest memorials. It’s a commemoration of the major cavalry battle that took place on Hanover’s street – including … Continue reading

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Civil War 150 and more: Linking up with the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination

On YorkTownSquare.com, we’ve been busy sharing pieces of York County, Pa., history linking up with the assassination of President Lincoln, the end of the Civil War and other big events from 150 years ago. (Check out these Civil War stories). Here’s one connecting with presidential trains in the Civil War era.

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Abraham Lincoln, Part II: How many times did the 16th President’s trains touch York County?

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in York, Pa., on April 21, 1865. The train’s sad visit to York’s North Duke Street station came only a couple of miles from where his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, attended school a dozen years … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln: How many times did the 16th President’s trains touch York County? Part I

This handbill from Chief Burger David S. Tanger calls for attendance at a Hanover service to commemorate Abraham Lincoln in life and in death. Notice that it called for a procession to the church and the comments in small type: … Continue reading

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