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Ever wonder about that carved Civil War soldier standing along West Man’s Taxville Road?

Have you driven on Taxville Road in West Manchester Township and been startled by the figure of a Civil War soldier carved out of what used to be an oak tree?
Wonder what’s going on there?
Fellow blogger Scott Mingus explains that wooden soldier and his dog stand outside the Civil War-era home of Dr. Jacob Eisenhart… .

Oral tradition indicates that Dr. Eisenhart treated Confederate soldiers in that house.
Visit Scott’s post A soldier’s best friend – no, not his musket! to learn more and see photos of the sentry – and his dog.
Here’s a quiz: What other Civil War statue in York County is accompanied by a dog?
The answer? Click here.
Background posts: Missing life-size JFK statue, carved in York County, Pa., turns up on eBay and Wago Club prez: ‘You’ve gotta respect the (snapping) turtles’ and Church’s landmark: ‘A man named Beech carving a beech tree, it seemed too perfect’.