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You can be a part of the Confederate Invasion of York on Thursday June 27


Tomorrow I will resume my series, based on June 1863 issues of the York Gazette, on the impending crisis as the Confederate Army came closer and closer to York County.

In the meantime, mark your calendar for the event above. Be at Central Market this Thursday, June 27 at noon, and you might find yourself in the midst of the 2013 Confederate invasion of York. I guarantee that York countians will enjoy this invasion a lot more than the real one 150 years ago this week.

The “flash” invasion is the one of many York County Heritage Trust events to be presented this year concerning the Civil War. Three others this week are:

Wednesday, June 26: The York Civil War Round Table 7 p.m. meeting will feature Jim McClure and Scott Mingus, Sr. talking about their latest book: Echoing Still: More Civil War Voices from York County, Pa. The public is invited to this free program. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Thursday, June 27: Well-known author Jeff Shaara will be the featured speaker at a dinner at the Country Club of York. Tickets for this even must be purchased in advance.

Saturday, June 29: YCHT’s major Civil War exhibit, The Fiery Trial, opens to the public. The exhibit, at 250 East Market Street, York will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As a gift to the community, admission will be free this Saturday only. There will also be special Sunday hours, just for June 30, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with admission 50% off the regular price.

There will be many other activities and lectures throughout the rest of the year. Another highlight, in a few months, will be the opportunity to see one of the only 20 known printed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln himself.

Click here for my previous posts on the Civil War.