Civil War Books
The Civil War Voices from York County, Pa. series: About the books
Popular authors Scott Mingus and Jim McClure, in conjunction with the York Daily Record/Sunday News, York County History Center and Pennsylvania Civil War 150, published Echoing Still: More Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.. This is a companion book to their 2011 book Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.: Remembering the Rebellion and the Gettysburg Campaign.
In both volumes, they have used letters, diaries, oral histories and newspaper accounts to tell the stories of York County area Civil War soldiers and civilians, of their experiences on the battlefield and here at home during the Confederate invasion.
Both books are available at the York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York.
Each book is independent and can be read separately; More Civil War Voices simply has a fresh set of stories and anecdotes drawn from new sources, along with many never before published photographs of Civil War soldiers and civilians from York County.
About the Authors
Scott L. Mingus Sr. is a scientist and executive in the paper and printing industry, as well as the author of several books and magazine articles on the Civil War, including some that deal primarily with York County during the Gettysburg Campaign.
James McClure, author of East of Gettysburg, earned a master’s degree and PhD in American Studies from Penn State Harrisburg. His research at Penn State focused on York County journalism history. He is the author of Never to be Forgotten, Nine Months in York Town and Almost Forgotten.
Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863: About the book
The Gettysburg Campaign has been examined in minute detail from nearly every aspect but one: the key role played by Richard Ewell’s Second Corps during the final days in June. Scott Mingus’s Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863 is the first in-depth study of these crucial summer days that not only shaped the course of the Gettysburg Campaign, but altered the course of our nation’s history.
The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863: About the book
Previous works on Confederate brigadier general Harry T. Hays’s First Louisiana Brigade – better known as the “Louisiana Tigers” – have tended to focus on just one day of the Tigers’ service: their role in attacking East Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. They have touched only lightly on the brigade’s role at the Second Battle of Winchester, an important prelude to Gettysburg. In this commanding study, Scott L. Mingus Sr. offers the first significant detailed exploration of the Louisiana Tigers during the entirety of the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign.
East of Gettysburg: About the book
East of Gettysburg by James McClure takes a look at events in York County during the Civil War.