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Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge burning is topic of presentation at Historic Wrightsville Inc. dinner on November 20

Wrightsville’s Civil War memorial. Photo courtesy of

York County Heritage Trust Sanctioned Civil War guide Scott L. Mingus Sr. will present a PowerPoint presentation on the Confederate occupation of Wrightsville during the Gettysburg Campaign, with special focus on the Union defense of the town and the subsequent burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge. It was the longest covered bridge in the world, stretching nearly a mile and a quarter across the Susquehanna River.
The dinner and talk is sponsored by Historic Wrightsville Inc. and will be at 6:30 PM on Friday November 20, 2009 in the fellowship hall of the Locust Street United Methodist Church (314 Locust Street, Wrightsville, PA). It’s a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for $11. For reservations call Carol Byers at 717-252-3319.
The talk is based upon Mr. Mingus’s recent book, Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Gordon Expedition, June 1863 (Columbus, Ohio: Ironclad Publishing, 2009).