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York Civil War Roundtable
York Civil War Roundtable
October 18, 2023 – Scott L. Mingus, Sr. – “’Did You Fight Them Any?’ Hanover, Pa., in the Civil War”
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The York CWRT will have a table with discount books for sale as a fundraiser for future meetings and activities. There are many Gettysburg titles, as well as biographies, battle studies, tour guides, collector books, and so much more.
The Battle of Hanover in south-central Pennsylvania is often referred to as the Civil War’s “first battle on free soil”. Previous large-scale fighting had taken place in slave-holding states, whether in the Confederacy or as border states. Hanover, one of the largest battles of the Gettysburg Campaign, was the first fight as a newly promoted general for George Armstrong Custer. Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart withdrew after several hours of fighting and continued his quest to locate the Army of Northern Virginia, leaving the battlefield in Union hands.
In this talk, multiple award-winning author Scott L. Mingus, Sr., looks not only at the Battle of Hanover but also at the town’s place in the entire Civil War, year by year. Profusely illustrated with photographs from the Hanover Area Historical Society, Library of Congress, and private collections, this is the first detailed look at Hanover’s people, places, churches, farmers, industry, and daily activities. From wartime fire protection to the price of house insurance to the rising inflation on food and household staples, Mingus provides a sweeping overview of what life was like in a typical border town in south-central Pennsylvania during the war.
The York Civil War Round Table is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, interpret, preserve, and protect the Civil War heritage of York County, Pennsylvania, through the education and exchange of information with its members and the general public. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the American Civil War.
Founded as the White Rose Civil War Round Table, the York CWRT holds monthly meetings the third Wednesday of every month except December at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Hall of the York County History Center’s Historical Society Museum at 250 East Market Street in York, Pennsylvania. Each meeting features a guest speaker talking about a Civil War topic of local or national interest. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. For upcoming programs, please visit the Cannonball webpage http://www.yorkblog.com/cannonball/york-cwrt/.
Registration is recommended.
250 East Market Street, York, PA 17401
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