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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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Gettysburg 150: Check out these 6 memorable photo, video links

York, Pa., Daily Record photographer Jason Plotkin captured this photo of Gettysburg 150’s first weekend of re-enactments. Plotkin said he found the re-enactor in this photo particularly in to it, full of personality. Another full weekend of re-enactment in southcentral Pennsylvania is approaching.

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Gettysburg 150: The best route from York to Gettysburg? Take Route 234

Here’s the key to get to Gettysburg from points east. Avoid Route 30. Avoid Gettysburg’s square. Here’s your route, the route locals take. Take Route 234, which runs parallel to Route 30 to the north.

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It’s just a ditch in Hanover, Pa., but Jeb Stuart made it famous

York County, Pennsylvania, does not have the Civil War fame of neighboring Adams County. Never will. But we have the opportunity this year to mark sites such as Jeb Stuart’s ditch (the exact location is disputed) that are part of York County’s Civil War story. This site, like so many others in York County, are unmarked and almost forgotten. Gettysburg 150 gives us a chance to remember them.

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Old Gettysburg Cyclorama building: Visit this round landmark while it still stands

Old Gettysburg Cyclorama building: Visit this round landmark while it still stands

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Wanted in Gettysburg: $250,000 to buy 112 acres of prime Civil War land – Linked in to history, 2/5/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers efforts to acquire land important to the Civil War and American Revolution, a bit of opposition to Steam into History and the exploration of artspace in York City.

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Aged York County veteran put on old Civil War uniform in pursuit of pension

‘Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.’ should be released in time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

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Gettysburg’s old Electric Map soon to be Hanover’s Electric Map

The old Electric Map, so familiar to generations in Gettysburg, is proposed to resurface in nearby Hanover.

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Gettysburg’s old Electric Map in storage: Check out these photographs

A portion of the Electric Map sits in a storage container, one of four, at an undisclosed site. The map was carved up into sections when it was dismantled more than a decade ago. (See additional photographs below). Also of … Continue reading

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