Clint Geller has written a great new book on Civil War timepieces. The National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia PA has an exhibit on this subject now.
Renactor Kevin Shroyer will address the May 15 meeting of the York Civil War Round Table on “Virginians in Blue.” 7 pm; York County History Center.
Scott Mingus will present a PowerPoint talk on Human Interest Stories of the Irish in the American Civil War. York County History Center, March 20, 7 pm.
Author James Lee Conrad examines the role cadets of the South’s leading military academies, including VMI, GMI, and The Citadel, played in the Civil War.
York County, PA, bordering slave state Maryland, had many residents that expressed pro-Southern sentiments during the Civil War, including at the polls. Sometimes, that support was more blatant.
During the Civil War, all sorts of false rumors and exaggerated tales spread following major battles. A newspaper in Chicago repeated tales that Stonewall Jackson captured York PA.
Rob Wynstra’s new book details the interactions between Pennsylvania residents and invading Confederate soldiers of Ewell’s Second Corps in June 1863.