Members of the 87th Pennsylvania reenactors group portray period Union soldiers. (submitted)
1864 Invasion of the North is topic of York CWRT’s August meeting
Press release – York (PA) Civil War Round Table:
On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Matthew Borders will be speaking on “A Last Roll of the Dice: The Third Confederate Invasion of the North – 1864.” The THIRD Confederate Invasion of the North occurred in the summer of 1864 and is often lost within the larger campaigns for Petersburg, Atlanta and later the Shenandoah Valley. This invasion was a last ditch effort to redirect Federal forces away from Richmond, re-leave pressure against the Army of Northern Virginia, and just maybe disrupt the reelection of Abraham Lincoln, thereby changing the course of the war.