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Books probing York County in the Civil War come in strong, sudden onslaught

Yet another book is out on York County in the Civil War. This is the second book in recent years specifically on the battle, that ended in more than 300 blue and gray casualties. Background posts: Signs point to York, ‘Prize of the Confederacy,’ and other York/Adams Civil War wonders and George Armstrong Custer – and his horse – left legacy in York County.

Scott Mingus reviews John T. Krepps’ new book on the Battle of Hanover at his Cannonball blog.
“A Strong and Sudden Onslaught” is the latest in about a dozen books exploring York County and the Civil War published since the turn of the millenium.
Such York Town Square posts as The Four Bloggers speak attempt to explain this Civil War book surge.
Here’s an updated list of recent publications that touch, in full or in part, on York County in the Civil War:

– Dennis W. Brandt’s “From Home Guards to Heroes, The 87th Pennsylvania and Its Civil War Community.”
Scott Mingus’ “Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign, Volume I & II.” Mingus also has written the forthcoming book “Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Gordon Expedition,” a micro-study of the Confederation occupation of York County. Also forthcoming from LSU Press: “A Spirit of Daring: The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign.”
– George A. Rummel’s “Calvary on the Roads to Gettysburg, Kirkpatrick at Hanover and Hunterstown.”
– Eric J. Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi’s “Plenty of Blame to Go Around, Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg.”
– Scott Butcher’s “Civil War Walking Tour.”
– Lila Fourhman Shaull’s “A Walking Tour of Civil War-Era residents at Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa.”
– Mark Snell’s “From First to Last, The Life of Major General William B. Franklin.”
– My “East of Gettysburg, A Gray Shadow Crosses York County, Pa.” and “Almost Forgotten, A Glimpse of Black History in York County, Pa.”
– John V. Jezierski’s “Enterprising Images, The Goodridge Brothers, African-American Photographers, 1847-1922.”
– June Lloyd’s “Faith and Family, Pennsylvania German Heritage in York County Area Fraktur.