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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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Years after Civil War, (a) Longstreet steps onto York County soil

During a visit to the area last week, David Whelchel stopped at the monument to his great-grandfather Lt. Gen. James Longstreet at the battlefield in Gettysburg. Whelchel is married to a York County native. Background links: Local Civil War Roundtable … Continue reading

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