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Gettysburg’s compelling annual Sacred Trust series has become a must-visit at the battlefield

Jennifer Murray speaks on ‘ “From These Honored Dead” ‘: Gettysburg and World War II’ at the Sacred Trust’s Talks and Book Signings that concludes today. (Check out today’s schedule). The three-day annual event features big-league Civil War experts speaking … Continue reading

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POW camps: How many have operated in York County, 2 or 3 or 4?

Nineteenth-century artist Lewis Miller captures the façade of York, Pa.’s, Washington Hall, built in 1849. The building, sometimes referred to as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows or IOOF hall, housed overflow prisoners after the Battle of Gettysburg. Chief Surgeon Henry Palmer had threatened to resign, rather than treat Rebel wounded, according to letter writer Cassandra Small. The hospital and its satellites were military posts, so Washington Hall can be viewed as a prisoner of war camp site.

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In archaeological digs, stains cause excitement: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 9, 2012

James McClure’s yorktownsquare.com blog explores Musclecar Madness, chainsaw art, a dig in search of a military hospital and an gathering of scholars to talk about the Battle of Antietam.

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Part II: By this count, York County hosted 3 military prisoner-of-war camps

This image, drawn by noted 19th-century York artist Lewis Miller,  shows the front facade of Washington Hall. The building served as an entertainment venue and IOOF Lodge, among other uses. Today, it houses apartments. It also houses overflow from the … Continue reading

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By this count, York County hosted 3 military prisoner-of-war camps

The third POW camp in York County’s history can be seen as part of York’s Civil War military hospital.

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Declaration of Independence signer James Smith to be honored – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 25, 2012

The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence is set for James Smith’s gravesite in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery.

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York countians interested in JFK’s life, times and death – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 21, 2012

In the June 21, 2012, edition of York Town Square, Jim McClure addresses York County, Pa.’s, and John F. Kennedy, Tropical Storm Agnes, The Last Supper and the Civil War military hospital in York.

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Cartridge Box helps tell story of Civil War military hospital in York, Pa.

Soldiers Circle, where many Union soldiers who died at York, Pa., military hospital were buried, is seen through the gate at Prospect Hill Cemetery in this undated photograph. The U.S. Army General Hospital operated at Penn Park from 1862 to … Continue reading

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