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Installments of my historical novel, Railcar Gold, are posted every Thursday.  I usually do in-depth research on the historical aspects a few weeks in advance and occasionally post about my research. Tomorrow the characters in Railcar Gold are present at Hanover Junction on Wednesday November 18th 1863 as President Abraham

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 1 of Chapter 9 . . . Lincoln.  A new part will be posted every Thursday.  Recent chapters stand alone, starting

This series grew out of my post A Personal Connection to the Burning of The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge 150-Years-Ago.  This week I’m delving into the slight discrepancies between the accounts about the bridge burning; especially focusing on the list of names in the force of civilian carpenters and bridge-builders employed by

My post on Wednesday included the June 29th 1863 report by Robert Crane detailing the destruction of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge to halt the eastward invasion of the Rebels through Pennsylvania.  This report is from The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate

This is the sixth in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to LINCOLN; “if Lee gets his army across the Susquehanna” Letters

This is the fifth in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to LINCOLN; “if Lee gets his army across the Susquehanna” Letters

This is the first in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to LINCOLN; “We need John C. Fremont” Letters to LINCOLN; “The