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Civil War Stories from York County, Pa.

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.

In 2021, Jim and Scott republished the books as a single volume, adding more stories and photos.

A companion book was published in 2021.

The books are available at the York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York.

About the Authors

Scott L. Mingus Sr. is a retired 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.


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