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Chancellorville Success Inspired Confederates To Head into Pennsylvania

It was mid-1863 and the country was void of cable news, Twitter, radio. Even newspapers were often scarce and read like information sent in by carrier pigeon.

Yet our nation was at war with one another and the fear was huge that your front door would be broken down at any point or a match lit under the foundation would rob you of your family.

Rumors, be it from hucksters passing through Morrisons Cove or a letter from Aunt Tillie in Lancaster, scared our ancestors, and they did not sit idly by hoping the rumor mill was wrong.

Morrisons Cove was a target of the Confederate army not only for the...


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