Tag Archives: Chambersburg

“Old Squeezer”

You know Traveler and Cincinnati and Little Sorrel and Rienzi…. (This is starting to sound like the beginning of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”….) But have you heard the tale of “Old Squeezer”? I came across this little gem the other … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Militia Experience “An Awful Sight” at the Antietam Battlefield

In the Fall of 1862, the threat of invasion loomed large for the citizens of southcentral Pennsylvania. With General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia on their doorstep, on September 4, 1862, Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin issued a proclamation, … Continue reading

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The Lost Cause of John McCausland

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Jeffrey Webb… The Confederate Army’s John McCausland waited on the outskirts of Appomattox on Sunday morning, April 9, 1865. At that point, the brigadier general’s command, in his own words, “was reduced to a … Continue reading

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Give the Devil All He Wants: The 1862 Rebel Raid on Chambersburg

ECW welcomes guest authors Dan Masters and Scott Mingus Fear had long since given way to nonchalance. Constant alarms that “The Rebels are coming” had wearied the residents of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, to the point that by mid-October 1862, most … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: A Quick Visit To Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Last May I drove country roads in four states in one day: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. By early afternoon, I reached Chambersburg, Pennsylvania – one of my destinations. Parking my vehicle, I headed for the center of town … Continue reading

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Chambersburg Seminar Review

This past weekend I spoke at the Ed Bearss Civil War Seminar in Chambersburg. This is part of a series of events coordinated by Ted Alexander and the Chambersburg (Pa)  Chamber of Commerce. More info is here: http://civilwarseminars.org/. For those … Continue reading

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