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New booklet on JEB Stuart’s Ride through York County


A couple of years ago, I wrote a series of blog posts (the “In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart” series) on the damage claims York County farmers filed after the Civil War for horses, supplies, and personal goods taken by J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalrymen. Since that time, I have planned to combine some of those blog posts with a well-received article I wrote for Gettysburg Magazine, throwing in some fresh material for good measure. This would be a small booklet which would be a quick and easy read, but would hopefully give the reader a small glimpse into the chaos and calamity Stuart’s men caused for the locals as they headed from Hanover to Carlisle via Dover and Dillsburg.

Over the Easter holiday break, I finally did just that. Taking a break from my manuscript on the Underground Railroad book, I developed a small 48-page booklet on Stuart’s visit to York County which I hope will be of some interest to my readership. If nothing else, I wanted to memorialize this material for future generations.

It is digitally printed, 48 pages, annotated with footnotes, a few maps, and lots of photographs of barns and farms which Stuart’s men are known to have visited in their quest for fresh horses and mules.

“Confederate Calamity: J.E.B. Stuart’s Cavalry Ride Through York County, Pa.”

Like the cover art??? The nice photo is of a typical rural farm located in southern York County.

Here is a link on how to order the new booklet from