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York remembers role in Gettysburg Campaign

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was looking for supplies when it invaded York 150 years ago, but the rebels were out to educate and inspire future generations when they returned for a reenactment Thursday at Central Market.

"It's good for us to know our history and to learn from our history," said Tyrone Cornblower, a Civil War reenactor.

"It's very important that people start awakening to the historical bounty that is York County," said Dillon Young, a reenactor who has ancestors who served during the Civil War in York.

"Hopefully, through getting people aware and getting people interested in this kind of stuff, conservation efforts can be taken to help preserve some of our landmarks and historical sites that have to do with the Civil War," Young said.

The York County Heritage Trust is putting the finishing touches on a new exhibit that's been a long time coming and is bound to catch the attention of Civil War buffs. "The Fiery Trial, York County's Civil War Experience" will open to the public on Saturday.

"It's been about 17 months planning for the exhibit," said Victoria Allen of the York County Heritage Trust. "The exhibit itself tells the story of the Civil War, starting with the politics in 1820 until about 1876."

On the Web: yorkheritage.org

 

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