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A black Civil War volunteer’s heroism, and how his deeds in Wrightsville came to be recognized

This 1930 photograph from a Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge booklet shows part of the battlefield in Wrightsville 70 years after the Civil War. A Confederate brigade, under the command of John B. Gordon, approached the town from the west, bottom, and ran into an assortment of Union troops – regulars, invalids from the military hospital in York, militia and civilian volunteers. The Confederates sought to secure the bridge. Union command ordered the bridge burned to stop that advance. They succeeded.

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Can you date this photograph? Is it from York in the first place? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 16, 2012

More stuff below: Wheels of York/Scott Butcher tour/Achieving women Gretchen Smith is looking for a little help about the date of the above photograph, presumably from York’s East Market Street. Can any history sleuths lend her a hand?  Blake Stough’s … Continue reading

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