Here are ten misconceptions about York County, PA, during the Civil War. Author and lecturer Scott Mingus answers readers’ questions.
The performance of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet at Gettysburg has been controversial for more than a century. Author Cory Pfarr weighs in with his new book.
The Rev. Charles West Thompson pastored St. John’s Church in York, PA during the Civil War. He was also a nationally known poet whose work appeared in newspapers across the country in the 1840s, 50s, and 60s.
The York (PA) Civil War Round Table welcomes Dr. Charlie Fennell on Sept. 19 for his lecture on the 1st US Sharpshooters (Berdan’s Sharpshooters) at Gettysburg. The free meeting is at 7 pm at the York County History Center.
In this new book from LSU Press, Professor Lesley Gordon studies “a broken regiment,” the 16th Connecticut Infantry, which broke and ran in its first battle at Antietam and later surrendered en mass during a Rebel attack on Plymouth, North Carolina. Most of the men ended up at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
A homesick soldier in the 130th Pennsylvania sat down in his camp near Falmouth, Virginia, in early 1863 to write a letter home to his loved ones. He included some homespun poetry.