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Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Civil War Trails

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At this location, Confederate Captain William Tanner deployed one Napoleon cannon to guard the eastern summit of South Mountain. At 9:00 p.m. the 5th Michigan Cavalry, leading the advance of Union General Judson Kilpatrick's Cavalry Division, was fired u…
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As a squadron of the 18th Peesylvania Cavalry went into the woods, portions of the 1st and 5th Michigan Cavalry began their advance. The 5th Michigan Cavalry was sent toward the right and a portion of the 1st Michigan was ordered to dismount an continue on …
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During a fierce thunderstorm on the evening of July 4, 1863, a nine-mile-long wagon train of supplies, livestock and wounded soldiers made its way from Fairfield through Monterey Pass. This was the advance of the Confederate retreat column from Gettysburg. …
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By late June 1863, the Confederate Army had invaded Pennsylvania. After capturing York, the Rebels planned to take the state capital, Harrisburg, and possibly Philadelphia. To get there, they would need to cross the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville. Pennsy…
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Four decades after the Civil War, the June 1863 fire at Wrightsville still loomed in Confederate General John Brown Gordon's memory. "The Union Troops stationed at Wrightsville had," he wrote, "after their retreat across it, fired the bridge which I had hop…
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When General Robert E. Lee's invading army overran the Union garrison at Winchester, Virginia, on June 15, 1863, elements of the 1st New York "Lincoln" Cavalry covered the retreat. Company C, under Captain William Boyd, continued to harass the Confederates …
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Before the war, the student body of Dickinson College was fairly evenly divided between Northern and Southern students, and thus the college was represented by soldiers on both sides of the conflict. The split is reflected in an autograph book in the colleg…
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Eighty-eight African Americans from Mercersburg volunteered to defend the Union during the Civil War. At least 36 of those veterans lie in Mercersburg Zion Union Cemetery, established in 1876 by local Black citizens. By 1850 Mercersburg had 26 freedman h…
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Cumberland County resident Charles G. Beetam, a Civil War tragedy: "On April 23, 1861, my brother, William Luther Beetam, at the age of 20, was the first Carlisle man to give his life in [the] war on a tour of duty." At one o?clock in the morning that day,…
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"On every side the passion, rage and frenzy of fearless men or reckless boys devoted to slaughter or doomed to death! The same sun that a day before had been shining to cure the wheat-sheaves of the harvest of peace, now glared to pierce the gray pall of ba…
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