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Lincoln’s Address 150: Check out 5 more memorable story and photo/video links

The German Reformed Church Cemetery in Hanover, Pa., was the site of 11 Union fighting men who fell in the Battle of Hanover on June 30, 1863. Their bodies were later exhumed and reburied in the national cemetery in Gettysburg, the site of Gettysburg Address 150 observances this week. But back in Hanover, the historical cemetery has fallen on hard times. “Instead of the flowers and flags one might think would adorn a historic burial plot, Hanover’s German Reformed Cemetery is a cluster of nearly illegible stones, toppled and cracked in a lonely lot on School Avenue behind Trinity United Church of Christ,” the Evening Sun in Hanover reported.

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Gettysburg Address 150: Check out these 5 memorable story and photo links

This York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News graphic gives seven Gettysburg sites to see – whether it’s in this season of Gettysburg Address 150 or anytime.

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York County’s best-known exhumation: Photograph places focus on reburial of Battle of Hanover dead

P.S. Weaver, a Hanover, Pa., photographer, captured this scene of the exhumation of the bodies of Union solders who died in the Battle of Hanover. This scene comes from the German Reformed Church’s cemetery.

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Medal of Honor and Gettysburg hero Lt. Alonzo Cushing: ‘He certainly deserved the medal’

Alonzo Cushing’s story begins like this: ‘Gen. George Pickett’s Division advanced on Cemetery Ridge on the afternoon of July 3, 1863, and the booming guns in Battery A of the 4th U.S. Artillery started to go silent as the men assigned to them were killed. Lt. Alonzo Cushing, a 22-year-old from Wisconsin who had graduated from West Point two years earlier, watched his men die around him.

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Toppled Gettysburg battlefield monument regains its footing

This well-known Gettysburg monument – the 72nd Pennsylvania’s – was reinstalled on its pedestal at the Gettysburg battlefield this week. The monument stands again at an area in which the Union line held against Pickett’s Charge on the third day of fighting 150 years ago. High winds topplied the marker right before the 150th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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York County must not forget Wrightsville’s slain fighting man, and here’s an artist to create that Civil War memory

Ophelia Chambliss created this artwork for Gettysburg, Pa.’s, Recreation Park. It sits across from Lincoln Cemetery, burial site for black troops in the Civil War. It is a point for walking and guided tours this year, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Touting York County’s history – right now – via new social media video tool

The American War Mothers monument is a little-known marker in the center of York, Pa.’s, Penn Park. It was dedicated after World War II to honor those who served, were wounded and died, a number that collectively totaled more than 20,000 in York County.

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From the Gettysburg battlefield, Part II: Cavalryman’s sword bears initials C.J.H.

This decoration on a sword from the Gettysburg Battlefield appears to be a soldier on horseback. It also bears the initials C.J.H. A intrepid York County, Pa., researcher has found a Civil War soldier who might have owned it. Today, West Manchester Township resident Dick Wilson owns the sword, which has been in his family for years.

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Friends and Generals: North/South reunion on Gettysburg’s East Cemetery Hill,1893

York, Pa.,’s David Spangler mailed this photograph, source unknown, of Union and Confederate generals who had gathered in Gettysburg 30 years after the great battle. It’s a little hard to sift the generals from their friends, but well-known generals E.P. Alexander, James Longstreet and Gen. Daniel E. Sickles are shown. Gen. O.O. Howard can be identified, his peg leg on the cannon.

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Gettysburg 150: Top 5 picks of all photo, video, story coverage

After Independence Day in 1863, the story around Gettysburg involved treating the wounded. One hundred and fifty years later, re-enactments on those post-Battle of Gettysburg days are being played out. Here, Ken Staley of Florida re-enacts a brain surgery in a living history exhibit at the Confederate Field Hospital on Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg. Read more in the Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun’s: Healing side of history comes to light at Gettysburg. Also of interest: Civil War affected women in York County – and vice versa.

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