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Church group plans Civil War-themed soldier’s supper

The public is cordially invited to Friedensaal Lutheran Church, 9138 White Church Road, Seven Valleys, PA for a Civil War Soldier’s Supper on Saturday, April 27th at 5 PM.  It will be served as a five-course tea for men and women to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  It is $25 per person and serves as a fundraiser for the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum and the church.

“You’ll need a tea cup or mug for your enjoyment,” Kara Koller of the church writes. “We will feature 2 guest speakers.  You are invited to dress for the time period.  Tickets are available through the church office at 428-3453 or contact me by email ( if you’re interested.  We’re very excited about this special event.  I hope you will consider joining us.  Please forward to others who may be interested.”

“Our speakers are our own congregational member and Civil War reenactor, Tom Scoufalos, and Lucy Cadwallader.”

This and that

* Jim McClure’s and my new book, Echoing Still: More Civil War Voices from York County, Pa., is now in print. We have more than 200 fresh stories from the Civil War years from soldiers and civilians from this county, or from those men and women who visited York County during the conflict. We also include dozens of never-before published photographs of local soldiers. Contact Jim or me for your own copy today!

* I will be speaking on Tuesday night, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church on St. Mark’s Road off of George Street in Emigsville, Pennsylvania. My topic is “The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign.” The Tigers, one of the most feared units in the Confederate army, marched through Emigsville on June 28, 1863, and camped north of York.

* Mark your calendars for a huge Civil War event on May 4 here in York County!!!  This is the Battle of Gettysburg Sesquicentennial  Remembrance (sponsored by the Good News Jail & Prison York County Chaplaincy Ministry) and will be held at Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene off the Susquehanna Trail north of York from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be several speakers and lectures, reenactors, living historians, a walking tour, food vendors, information stands, etc. for what promises to be a great kick-off to the 150th anniversary activities here in this county. Speakers include Jim McClure, Ron Bupp, Scott Mingus, and others. Click here for the event’s official website.