Fort Couch

In the distance, there was a storm brewing, both figuratively and literally. Standing on the breastworks overlooking Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Lemoyne, and Mechanicsburg, I could see the storm in the distance. The storm that brought me here was an approaching battle as the Confederate army advanced northward into Pennsylvania. However, another storm – a physical … Continue reading Fort Couch

Rev. Steadman and “The Most Wicked Man in the World”

I arrived at Evergreen Cemetery, located on the eastern edge of Union City, with directions to the grave I was seeking and thankfully those directions were correct. In a matter of minutes I was standing at the grave located among the rolling hills of Evergreen Cemetery. Near the back of the cemetery is the simple … Continue reading Rev. Steadman and “The Most Wicked Man in the World”

Along the Way: Tillie Pierce

“Years have come and gone since the happening of the events narrated in the preceding chapters, but they are as indelibly stamped upon my memory.”  Tillie Pierce It took much longer to locate the Selinsgrove Lutheran Cemetery than I had planned. The directions I had been emailed added a handful of unneeded turns – I … Continue reading Along the Way: Tillie Pierce

Along the Way: The Spirit of Spangler’s Spring

I want to start this entry with a note: If you choose to explore this area, remember it is a battlefield and it does deserve respect, so please give it the respect that it deserves. I arrived at a small parking area along Colgrove Avenue – just across the roadway was Spangler’s Spring. Located on … Continue reading Along the Way: The Spirit of Spangler’s Spring

Route 19 Overlook / Young’s Monument

I was glad to see the sign for the scenic overlook. Having been on the road for the past six hours, I was ready to get out and stretch. Of the six hours, the majority of it had been spent in construction zones or in rain, except for the half hour of being detoured through … Continue reading Route 19 Overlook / Young’s Monument