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Scarred Civil War soldier took the surrendered York flag and ‘stood with it in his arms, holding it in front of him’

‘Surrender of York to Gen. Early and Gen. Gordon, June 28th 1863,’ wrote Lewis Miller atop his drawing of this significant moment in York County, Pa., history. The Confederates overran York County in these late-June days before the Battle of … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150: What lessons can York learn from centennial?

This was York, Pa.’s, celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Rebel occupation of York in the days preceding the battle. The Gazette and Daily page asked the question but never gave an answer. Fifty years later, the York City’s mayor and officials are silent on the anniversary for some reason, but others have stepped forward to highlight this major anniversary.

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150th Civil War anniversary sparks scholarship into York County war history

Signs stressed the importance of a sterile work area for Civil War-era laundry cleaners, in this York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News file photo from 2008. Reenactors and living historians will be busy in activities honoring the 150th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Rebel Gen. Jubal Early to Yorkers: ‘Then I shall have to take the hats from your heads, and shoes from your feet, and the coats from your backs’

The York Gazette published invading Gen. Jubal Early’s requisitions of York’s residents in its June 30, 1863, edition. It was printed on or about the time that the last Confederates were leaving town after staying for a little less than … Continue reading

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Site places readers in the footsteps of the Civil War in York County and beyond

This illustration, from the York Daily Record/Sunday News and drawing from the title of the popular Civil War book, shows in broad brush the Confederate advance across York County in late June 1863. Wrightsville became the east-most point of the … Continue reading

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