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Gettysburg 150: 5 best bets in photos, videos and the written word

This stained-glass window at St. Francis Xavier Church in Gettysburg tells the story of the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, 150 years ago. It shows the Sisters of Charity from Emmitsburg, Md., aiding wounded soldiers.

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Gettysburg, Pa., monuments in beautifully made images: Linked in with neat history stuff, May 26, 2012

Ah, the monuments of Gettysburg. How about 24 of them in beautifully made photographs, part of ydr.com’s Media Center. Here, Suzette and Blair Brumbaugh of York County, Pa.’s, Hellam Township submitted this photo taken during a recent visit to Gettysburg. For a site bringing together news and views of Gettysburg scenes, see ydr.com’s Gettysburg 150th.

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Gettysburg 150th: The observance is gaining interest in York County, Pa. – Linked in with neat history stuff, May 20, 2012

Lona Full and her husband Art, of Stewartstown, dressed for a Civil War-era church service in nearby Cross Roads, Pa., in 2006. “Being the ham that I am, wore it today,” she told the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News at the Cross Roads United Methodist Church, where hymns and preaching in the style of the 1860s greeted parishioners. The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will cause re-enactors, living historians and just people who want to dress in period garb to done their uniforms and dresses. The Stewartstown Historical Society, in thatr southeastern York County borough, plans a program on the Civil War on June 5.

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Civil War Voices from York County, Pa., are echoing still

Civil War historians Scott L. Mingus Sr. and James McClure have written a sequel to their popular 2011 book “Civil War Voices.”

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York County can never forget this unknown Civil War soldier. But we have.

A new marker for an unknown Confederate soldier was unveiled at his longtime burial spot along the Susquehanna River recently. In my York Sunday News column today (3/14/13) – Another unknown soldier – I suggest we remember another unknown soldier, a black militiaman fighting for the Union on Pennsylvania soil in Wrightsville.

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