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York CWRT to explore Civil War Voices from York County

Ed Spangler was a teenager during the Civil War. Snippets from his memoirs are part of a new book from co-authors James McClure and Scott L. Mingus, Sr. entitled Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.: Remembering the Rebellion and the Gettysburg Campaign.
Mingus and McClure, both history bloggers for the York Daily Record, will present a PowerPoint talk about their book and the voices of Ed Spangler and many others at the June 15, 2011, session of the York Civil War Round Table.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 and Jim and Scott will be present to sell and sign copies of their books. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and should end about 8:30 or so. No reservations are required. The venue is the auditorium of the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market Street, York PA. Free parking as well!


Two writers of a recently released Civil War book have scheduled joint book-signings in June.
Scott L. Mingus Sr. and James McClure compiled rich oral traditions into the just-released “Civil War Voices from York County, Pa., Remembering the Rebellion and the Gettysburg Campaign.”
They will present on the book and sign copies at the York Civil War Round Table at 7 p.m., June 15, at the York County Heritage Trust.
They also will sign books at York’s Borders Books, Whiteford Road, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 17.
“Civil War Voices” tells the stories from scores of families who have shared memories of their York County ancestors about the Civil War era.
The authors also used letters, diaries, photographs and newspaper accounts to tell the stories of York countians in those bleak days 150 years ago. They give a vibrant voice to those living, serving and dying in this most tumultuous period in America’s history.
The 192-page book came out at the start of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, marked by the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter, S.C.
Adams County-based Colecraft Industries published the book.
“Civil War Voices” is available at area booksellers.
Contact: Scott Mingus, scottmingus@yahoo.com.

About the speakers:


Scott L. Mingus Sr.
has written Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863; The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign; six other Civil War books, and numerous magazine articles. He is a sanctioned Civil War guide for the York County Heritage Trust and writes the Cannonball Civil War blog for the York Daily Record.
He is a scientist and executive in the paper and printing industry and is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

James McClure
is the author of East of Gettysburg: A Gray Shadow Crosses York County, Pa., Almost Forgotten: A Glimpse at Black History in York County, Pa., and three other books on York County history.
He earned a master’s degree in American Studies at Penn State Harrisburg and is editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News.