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November meeting – York CWRT

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Dennis Brandt’s fascinating new book
This month’s regular meeting of the York Civil War Round Table (formerly the White Rose Civil War Round Table) will be at the York County Heritage Trust’s headquarters on East Market Street in York at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14. Red Lion author Dennis Brandt will present a PowerPoint show on the 87th Pennsylvania, an infantry regiment with strong ties to York and Adams counties. The talk is based upon his interesting recent book, From Home Guards to Heroes: The 87th Pennsylvania and Its Civil War Community.
ADMISSION IS FREE!! Why not come hear one of York County’s finest regimental historians discuss some of the men who helped defend the Union?


Ironically, I will not be able to attend Dennis’s interesting talk as I will be presenting a PowerPoint talk on the burning of the Wrightsville Bridge to the Columbus (Ohio) Civil War Round Table at 7 on Wednesday. The defenders of the strategically important bridge included some scattered elements of the 87th Pennsylvania that had walked home from the debacle at the Battle of Winchester.
Mr. Brandt’s book is filled with stories and anecdotes from the men of the 87th, focused heavily on their service in Virginia in the Army of the Potomac. It’s a great read, and it is well worth buying a copy and having Dennis sign it this Wednesday. Books are available at Borders and other outlets. Why not add an autographed copy to your Civil War book collection?