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Ridin’ a raid…

May 10, 2011 by

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It’s quieted down considerably here since the latter part of April, but rest assured, things will pick up again soon, as we move toward the middle of May (shadowing the increase in activity in “these parts”, in 1861). Tomorrow, I’m going to divert a bit from the Sesquicentennial line of features, and take those who […]

More thoughts on Mercersburg and the Confederate seizing of whites and blacks

May 28, 2009 by

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This is something that I have thought about since I first saw the marker at Mercersburg… We know that white civilians (residents of the town) were seized in Mercersburg in October 1862 and sent South to POW camps. However, does anyone else find it interesting that the blacks seized in Mercersburg in 1863 (during the Gettysburg […]

When the Confederates seized Mercersburg’s black citizens

May 12, 2009 by

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As a comment to my May 5 post about Mercersburg, Marc asked if the African-American community there was impacted during the 1863 campaign. Of course, as we know and as Marc indicates, the Army of Northern Virginia rounded-up blacks during that campaign and sent them South “back” into slavery. Well, during my “Chambersburg ride” a couple […]

Mercersburg, Pa. and the 54th Massachusetts

May 5, 2009 by

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I recently made a road trip into south-central PA and one interesting find (actually, it was one of a couple… more on the others later) was that thirteen veterans of the 54th Mass. Infantry are buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Mercersburg. Actually, “Little Africa,” which is essentially along Fayette Street in Mercersburg, was settled […]