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The New Barracks building at Perryopolis

How the Civil War aided George Washington at putting Perryopolis on the map

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 11:20 am

For many years now the small community of Perryopolis, Pa, located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains about 50 miles south east of Pittsburgh, celebrated their town history the first weekend of October each year. The celebration weekend is referred to as Pioneer Days, covering their 200 years of rich history. The town was originally settled by our first president George Washington, when he purchased 1,677 acres of land

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Scouts spent the day placing protective tubes over seedlings and painting fences

Boy Scouts do a good turn on Shenandoah Valley Battlefields

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 7:59 am

WINCHESTER, Va. – The best and brightest of tomorrow are protecting the hallowed sites of yesterday, as local Boy Scout troops have teamed up with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) to pursue scout projects on the Third Winchester battlefield, site of the September 19, 1864, battle that saw 54,000 men clash in a see-saw struggle that changed the course of the war in the valley. The Battlefields Foundation has

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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s Civil War Wine Dinner October 3, 2014

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Savor Civil War history and Virginia wines with a menu inspired by the 19th century at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s Civil War Wine Dinner on Friday, October 3.  This five-course meal with wines from Gray Ghost Vineyards begins at 7 p.m. at the Museum, 134 North Royal Street, and then continues downstairs at Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant in the former City Hotel. The Gray Ghost wines will have a Civil War spirit,

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Where the South Lost the War

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Where the South Lost the War describes the events of the Fort Henry and Fort Donelson campaign. Kendall Gott’s analysis earns its place among other books on the campaign by virtue of his discussion of the attack on For Henry and emphasis on the Confederate operations during the campaign. The author begins by covering the developments leading up to the attack on Fort Henry. He explains the capture of Fort

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