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Cumberland County History, our award-winning journal, has been published regularly by CCHS for over 25 years. In 1984, with the publication of our very first journal, CCHS has been successful in promoting a wider interest in local history. We strive to maintain the highest level of historical accuracy, thereby providing valuable information to historians and researchers. The journal covers not only the history and culture of Cumberland County in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, but also includes features on our collections. Membership includes a subscription to Cumberland County History as well as the Newsletter. Individual issues of the journal may be purchased separately. Please scroll down for current availability. Journals not published within the last three years are currently being made available on the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Click the volume number to see a list of articles or browse all articles here.

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SUMMER 1985, VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1:

The Evolution of Ten Pre-1745 Presbyterian Societies [Silver Spring, Meeting House Spring, Big Spring, and others] in the Cumberland Valley, by William T. Swaim

Symbolism on Cumberland County Tombstones, by Virginia Rupp

What’s in a Name: Three Mile Island

The Mechanics of Mechanicsburg: The Naming of a Central Pennsylvania Town, by Jeffrey Ives, et al.

 

SUMMER 1986, VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1:

The Great Grangers’ Picnic Exhibition, Williams Grove, 1873-1916, by Warren J. Gates

Crime and its Resolution in 18th Century Cumberland County, by G. S. Rowe

“Pennsylvania”, a song, by Helen Hall Bucher

Pre-1858 Architecture in Lower Allen Township, by Virginia Rupp

Longsdorf Originals [Longsdorf family; early local woman doctor], by Robert G. Smith

What’s in a Name: Hogestown

 

WINTER 1986, VOLUME 3, NUMBER 2:

Ephraim Blaine [Revolutionary War], by Willis Kocher

The United Methodist Home for Children at Shiremanstown, by Martha L. Detweiler

The Cumberland County Aerial Photographs of Samuel W. Kuhnert, by Linda A. Ries

Carlisle Architecture, by Nancy Van Dolsen

Publication of Interest: Miniatures of Mechanicsburg, [book review] by Daniel J. Heisey

What’s in a Name: New Cumberland

“The Historian”, a poem by Alice Mackenzie Swaim

 

SUMMER 1988, VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1:

Robert Lowry Sibbett (1826-1898): A Medical Reformer, by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr.

Household Inventories, Lower Allen Township, 1760-1800, by Jerry A. Clouse

Arsenic in the Leaven [18th century Carothers family murders], by Mary Anne Morefield

Portfolio of Artistic Genius: The Architecture of James W. Minick, by Randolph H. Bates

What’s in a Name: Lemoyne

 

SUMMER 1989, VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1:

Goodbye, Molly Pitcher [a reconsideration of the Molly Pitcher/ Captain Molly/ Margaret Corbin legends], by D. W. Thompson and Merri Lou Schaumann

Primitive Passageways to Future Newville [Allegheny Road; Virginia Road; Mount Rock, Creek, and Springfield Roads], by William T. Swaim

Tower Homes of Mechanicsburg [Victorian, Italian Villa-style architecture], by Eva M. Williams

From Railroad to Turnpike [use of unfinished South Penn Railroad right-of-way to build Pennsylvania Turnpike], by C. L. Siebert, Jr.

What’s in a Name: Newville

 

WINTER 1989, VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2:

Who Was Lewis the Robber? [19th century local folk hero], by Mac E. Barrick

False Start: Trindle Springs, 1728-1828, by Daniel J. Heisey

The Development of a Telephone System in the Cumberland Valley [local inventor Daniel Drawbaugh vs. Bell; Cumberland Valley Telephone Co.], by Gilmore B. Seavers

A Reminiscence: Free Wood at Forge Hill, by Robert J. Smith

 

SUMMER 1990, VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1:

John Harris, Jr.: Founder of Harrisburg, by Kyle Weaver

William Maclay and the Fight for the National Capital [Harrisburg], by Linda Baker

Archibald McAllister at Fort Hunter [Harrisburg], by Carl A. Dickson

Harrisburg’s Unrealized Economic Expectations, by Gerald G. Eggert

Reminiscences, by Charles R. Boak

 

WINTER 1990, VOLUME 7, NUMBER 2:

Archibald Loudon [early local printer, active 1804-1815] of Carlisle: Disseminator of Early American Culture, by Eric Fretz

Southern Sentiments: A Look at Attitudes of Civil War Soldiers [excerpts from letters of Cumberland County soldiers; war coverage in local papers], by Patricia M. Collmeyer

Lucy Winston: Determination in a Dress [woman in politics in 1930s], by Lynn Farner

From Depression Street to Prosperity Avenue: Turning the Corner with Roosevelt in Cumberland County [local economy during Great Depression; use of Community Chest], by Donna Swanson

What’s in a Name: Enola

 

SUMMER 1991, VOLUME 8, NUMBER 1:

Callapatscink: the Yellow Breeches Creek [reprint of 1909 work about the Yellow Breeches; mills; bridges; etc.], by John R. Miller; photographs by C. L. Seibert, Jr.

James Smith and the Black Boys: Rebellion on the Pennsylvania Frontier, 1763-1769, by Rhea S. Klenovich

A Corner of Carlisle History [East High and East Streets], by Dawn L. Flower

What’s in a Name: Shiremanstown

 

WINTER 1991, VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2:

The Family of John Armstrong [genealogy of John Armstrong, Sr. (1717-1795) by the author of “Mother Cumberland], by Raymond Martin Bell

Down Memory Lane [reminiscences about the Sadler, Bosler, Hays, Blumenthal, Kramer, Barnitz families; the South College Street area circa 1920-1930; Mooreland Deer Park; Pine Grove; Camp Rothrock; Carlisle schools, businesses, movie houses, theaters; West High Street businesses; local trains and trolleys; last train on High Street, 1936; Democratic party politics during the Depression; the 1955 Courthouse shooting in which attorney John D. Faller died]; by Robert Lee Jacobs

George N. Wade: Consummate Politician [Pa. State Senator], by Mark J. LaFaver

Dickinson, December 7, 1945 [Dickinson College students during World War II], by Christine Myers Crist

What’s in a Name: Churchtown

 

SUMMER 1992, VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1:

Politics, Corruption and Ethnic Rivalry in Cumberland County: The Duncan-Lamberton Duel of 1793, by Donna Swanson

Art from the President’s House: A Portrait of John McClintock [anti-slavery Dickinson College professor; McClintock Slave Riot, 1847], by Susan Fritscher

State Commission Lists Forty-Eight Historical Markers in County, by the Editor

What’s in a Name: West Fairview

 

WINTER 1992, VOLUME 9, NUMBER 2:

Washington: Revolutionary War Arsenal at Carlisle [Washingtonburg; Carlisle Barracks; Hessian powder magazine], by John B. B. Trussell

The Smeads, by Raphael Smead Hays II

Vance McCormick’s Relationship with Woodrow Wilson: A View Through Their Correspondence, by LeRoy W. Toddes

Resistance to the War in Vietnam: a Central Pennsylvania Perspective, Jon Pennington

What’s in a Name: New Kingstown

 

SUMMER 1993, VOLUME 10, NUMBER 1:

The Reverend Thomas Barton’s Conflict with Colonel John Armstrong, ca. 1758 [Penn Proprietary politics; Presbyterians vs. Anglicans in colonial PA; 1756 Kittanning raid; Forbes Expedition] by James P. Myers, Jr.

Murder, Mischief & Mayhem in the Good Old Days in Cumberland County, by Merri Lou Scribner Schaumann

“Hey Ollie, Let’s Go Railroading,” [County railroading photos] by Jim Bradley

A Tale of Two Towns: Divergent Views of Eighteenth-Century Carlisle, [early description]
of Carlisle by Crevecoeur, Davidson, Nisbet and others], by Judith Ridner

Forty Four in Forty-Three: To War [enlistment of 44 Dickinson College students in Army, 1943, with names and photos]

What’s in a Name: Shepherdstown

 

WINTER 1993, VOLUME 10, NUMBER 2:

We the People Identified: Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and the First United States Census, 1790-1791, by John C. Fralish, Jr.

From Carlisle and Fort Couch: The War of Corporal John Cantilion [Civil War], by James A. Holechek

Lenore Embick Flower [Irving College, Civic Club, women’s suffrage, YWCA, American Red Cross], by Dawn Flower

What’s in a Name: Hickorytown

INDEX to Journal Volumes VI through X

 

SUMMER 1994, VOLUME 11, NUMBER 1:

The Ancient and Important Walnut Bottom Path-Road [Walnut Bottom Road; Great Road; Virginia Road; Conoy Path], by William T. Swaim

Justice James Wilson of Cumberland County [signer of Declaration of Independence and U. S. Constitution], by Lewis E. Lehrman

The Capitol and the College: the Latrobe Connection [Benjamin Latrobe, architect of Dickinson College’s “Old West” and U. S. Capitol], by Susan Fritschler

Sarah’s Story [Deeter family, Mechanicsburg], by Emily Deeter
What’s in a Name: Wormleysburg

 

WINTER 1994, VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2:

Geronimo and Carlisle [Apache Chief’s visit to Carlisle Indian School, 1905; Indian School photos], by Richard L. Tritt

My Friend Mary Wheeler King (1901-1992) [Two Mile House; King and McLain families], by Ann Kramer Hoffer

Pilots and Airports of Cumberland County, by Charles B. Fager, Jr.

The Greek Community of Carlisle, by John Peslis

What’s in a Name: White Hill

 

SUMMER 1995, VOLUME 12, NUMBER 1:

Fort Loudoun [French and Indian War], by William A. Hunter

Cumberland County Medical Society, 1866-1916, by Robert J. McConaghie, M. D.

William McCormick’s Estate Papers, 1805, by Willis L. Shirk, Jr.

A Traveler in Cumberland County, 1844 [travel narrative, Charles Wilkes]

What’s in a Name: Carlisle Springs

 

WINTER 1995, VOLUME 12, NUMBER 2:

A Musical Romance: Tempest and Cornman [Nellie Clayton Cornman (1868-1958) and Robert Tempest (1868-1955), Carlisle musicians], by Elizabeth Flower James

Some Benefactors of St. Patrick’s Church, by Terry L. Nickey

The Mechanicsburg Legend of Washington Irving [Irving College], by Daniel J. Heisey

George B. Vashon: An Autobiographical Letter [George Boyer Vashon (1824-1878), African-American attorney, educator, and poet), by Melissa J. Delbridge

A Traveler in the County, 1809 [travel narrative, Joshua Gilpin]

What’s in a Name: Milltown/Eberly’s Mills

Robert Grant Crist, Historian: A Memoir, by Mark J. LaFaver

 

SUMMER 1996, VOLUME 13, NUMBER 1:

Historical Work of Milton Embick Flower, by the Editor

The Spanish Flu in Cumberland County, 1918, by Christopher T. Liartis

Iron Workers in Cumberland County [Carlisle Iron Works; Pine Grove Furnace; Ege families], by Linda F. Witmer

The Carlisle Deluge, 1779 [“Pumpkin Flood” debris flow], by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr.

Mechanicsburg’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park, by William J. Murray

Cumberland County in the Panic of 1819, by a Contributor

A Traveler in Cumberland County, 1807 [travel narrative, Fortescue Cuming (1762-1828)]

 

SUMMER 1997, VOLUME 14, NUMBER 1:

Women’s Voices at the Picnic: Programs at Williams Grove in the 1890s [Grange movement; women’s suffrage, temperance], by Warren J. Gates

Ida G. Kast, Cumberland County’s First Woman Attorney, by Frances H. Del Duca

Transportation, Competition, and the Growth of a Town: Carlisle, 1750-1860 [Pennsylvania turnpikes, canals, railroads], by Nancy Van Dolsen

The Artificial Swan, The Elephant, and 100 Educated Canaries: Public Performances in Cumberland County, 1800-1870 [excerpted from the book In Pursuit of Pleasure: Leisure in 19th century Cumberland County; see CCHS Publications list for availability of this title], by Clarke W. Garrett

Newville’s “Hometown Newspaper”: the Valley Times-Star and its editors, by Angela Rickabaugh Shears

Newville in 1859: Extracts from its newspaper [Newville Valley Star]

The Carlisle Deluge, 1779, Revisited [Pumpkin Flood debris flow], by Helen L. Delano and Noel Potter, Jr.

Destruction of the Court House, 1845: an Eyewitness Account, by John Hays

 

WINTER 1997, VOLUME 14, NUMBER 2:

Charles Francis Himes: Portrait of a Photographer, by Stacie L. Vodra

Andrew Carothers (1778-1836): His Life and Times, by Dawn L. Flower

Newville as It Is (1859), by Angela Rickabaugh Shears

A Traveler in the County, 1802 [Francois Andre Michaux]

Historical Miscellanies [Fourth of July, 1796; fashionable baby names in 1775; Dedication of National Cemetery at Gettysburg, 1863; George Kline’s book order, 1796]

 

SUMMER 1998, VOLUME 15, NUMBER 1:

“Americans Shall Rule America!” The Know-Nothing Party in Cumberland County, by John Wesley Weigle, III
Bishop Henry Heisey Brubaker, Missionary from Mechanicsburg, by Daniel J. Heisey

The Invasion: Rebel Occupancy of Carlisle, 1863, by S. K. Donavin

The Deterioration of the Seminary Rule System at Irving College, 1909-1926, by Chad Leinaweaver

Physical Remains of the Confederate Invasion of 1863, by James D. Flower

 

WINTER 1998, VOLUME 15, NUMBER 2:

“We’re Not in the Cumberland Valley Any More, Toto!” The Great Migration to Kansas in the 1870s, by Clarke W. Garrett

The Third Pennsylvania Colony in Kansas, 1878, by Jacob Sackman

Coming to Kansas: Details of the Trip and Location of a Pennsylvania Colony,
Carlisle Mirror, 1878

Penn Township in Kansas, Carlisle Herald, 1878

Pennsylvania’s Redcoats [French and Indian War; Royal American Regiment; Thomas Dunbar; General Edward Braddock], by B. Bruce-Briggs

Harrisburg’s Civil War Patriot and Union, by Richard L. Dahlen

Wasu, Student at the Carlisle Indian School, [reprint of recollection of Mary Rippey Heistand, originally published in Army and Navy Life, XIV, 1909]

Book Review: The Bitter Fruits: The Civil War comes to a Small Town in Pennsylvania, by David G. Colwell [letters of Cumberland County Civil War soldier James Colwell and his wife Annie]

 

SUMMER 1999, VOLUME 16, NUMBER 1:

Walter Harrison Hitchler [Dean of Dickinson School of Law 1930-1954], by Mark W. Podvia

A Past Standing Outside Time: The Election of 1912 in Cumberland County Newspapers, by Jack R. Spooner

John Lindner [Lindner Shoe Company; Lindner Greenhouses; Lindner Park; Forest Hills; Camp Lindner; Lindner vs. Kronenberg], by Daniel J. Heisey

 

WINTER 1999, VOLUME 16, NUMBER 2:

Building on a Legacy [history of Cumberland County Historical Society], by Barbara Bartos

The Public and Private in Writing History [Carlisle African-American history; Reuben Washington; Johnson, Washington, Jenkins, Foulk/Foulke families; Civil War], by Margaret D. Garrett

Carlisle Barracks, 1854-1855, by Richard J. Coyer

John C. Lesher: A Carlisle Photographer, by Martha L. Berg

 

SUMMER 2000, VOLUME 17, NUMBER 1:

Nineteenth-century German-American Reading Societies: An Alternative Educating Institution, by William G. Durden

The McClintock Slave Riot of 1847 [fugitive slaves; Dickinson Professor John McClintock], by Martha C. Slotten

Free Soil: The Birth of the Republican Party in Cumberland County, by John W. Weigel

Poets and Patricians: The Bosler Library at One Hundred, by Daniel J. Heisey

A Youthful Friendship: Smead and Bache, by Raphael S. Hays, II, and Whitfield Bell, Jr.

 

WINTER 2000, VOLUME 17, NUMBER 2:

Cumberland Valley: Patterns of Migration, 1759-1890, by Clarke Garrett

The Democratic Alternative to Free Soil, 1847-1860, by John W. Weigel

The Pine Grove Prisoner of War Camp [Secret World War II Interrogation camp at Pine Grove], by Patrick L. Metcalf

Sermon on the Tenth Anniversary of his Pastorate, 1873 [John Ault], edited by Thomas E. Herrold

History of Uriah United Methodist Church, Gardners, by Charles E. Trump

 

SUMMER 2001, VOLUME 18, NUMBER 1:

Crimes and Punishment in Provincial Cumberland County, by Morris N. Shenk

The Allen and East Pennsboro Society for the Recovery of Stolen Horses, by William Thomas

Early Proverbs from Carlisle, 1788-1821, by Mac E. Barrick

Trains and Trolleys in Old Carlisle, by George M. Diffenderfer

 

WINTER 2001, VOLUME 18, NUMBER 2:

History of the Callapatschink / Yellow Breeches Creek, by Robert D. Rowland

A Train Ride through Carlisle: Reminiscence and Description, by John F. Otstot

A Traveler in the County, 1840 [travel narrative, James Silk Buckingham]

Book Review: Cumberland Justice: Legal Practice in Cumberland County 1750-2000

 

SUMMER 2002, VOLUME 19, NUMBER 1:

James W. Sullivan, Carlisle Man of Letters, by Jan Hays

James W. Sullivan: An Autobiographical Letter, by Raphael S. Hays II

The Near-Death Experience of John Wilkins, by Merri Lou Schaumann

Albert Abelt: All-Around Artist-Athlete (1913-1964), by Karl H. Pass

Book Review: Twentieth Century Thoughts. Carlisle: The Past Hundred Years, by Ann Kramer Hoffer [see CCHS Publications list for availability of this title]

 

WINTER 2002, VOLUME 19, NUMBER 2:

Weakley Family Black Sheep: Why James Geddes Weakley was Disowned, by B. J. Alderman

Wilhelm Schimmel: Cumberland County “Image Maker” (1817-1890) [folk art; woodcarving], by Karl H. Pass

Noble Purposes and Labors of Love: Women Answering the Call on the Home Front, by Christine Ameduri

The Children’s Garden: A Mechanicsburg Kindergarten, by Christine Musser

 

SUMMER/WINTER 2003, VOLUME 20, NUMBERS 1 & 2:

Oaths of Allegiances in 18th Century Cumberland County [Revolutionary War period; early Cumberland County families, including Armstrong, McFarlane, Pollock, Loudon, Denny, McClay, Semple, Steel, Hamilton, Steel, and many others], by Mary Anne Morefield

“My dear father…”: An Indian School Student’s Letter Home [Benjamin “Bennie” Thomas, Pueblo; Carlisle Indian Industrial School], by Clarke Garrett

The Silk Road to New Cumberland [silkworm cultivation], by Daniel J. Heisey

Women of Carlisle’s East End [Molly Pitcher; Biddle family; Female Benevolent Society; St. Katharine Drexel; etc.], by Sandy Mader

Tobias Hendricks: A Family Tradition of Service [Lowther Manor; Shaawna Creek; Yellow Britches/Yellow Breeches Creek], by Bob Rowland

Jacob Fought’s Early Years in Cumberland County (1798-1811) [County Taverns], by Stephen B. Hatton

The One-Room School at Historic Peace Church, by Dr. Stanley N. Miller

 

SUMMER 2004, VOLUME 21, NUMBER 1:

Jacob Fought, Carlisle Tavern Keeper, 1815-19, by Stephen B. Hatton

The Works of Henry Ganss [St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Carlisle], by Daniel J. Heisey

The Estate of Peter Helbron [detailed estate inventory listing, 1816], by Daniel J. Heisey

Cumberland County Stone and Monument Carvers Prior to 1900, by Barbara Bartos

Ambush at Willis Church [Civil War; Vanderbilt family], by BJ Alderman

Return of a Native: Holmead Phillips [American painter, 1889-1975] Returns to Cumberland County, by Patricia A. Mateya

Canals, Railroads, Philadelphia, and the Struggle for Internal Improvement in the Cumberland Valley, 1825-1837 [Cumberland Valley Railroad], by Mark W. Podvia

Etahdleuh Doanmoe: From Prisoner to Missionary [Ft. Marion Indian prisoners; Kiowa; Carlisle Indian Industrial School; ledger art; pictographs], by Sandy Mader

 

WINTER 2004, VOLUME 21, NUMBER 2:

Robert James Coffey (1839-1910): An Unsung Pennsylvanian Soldier and Writer [Civil War; Ft. Delaware prison], by Dr. Dale B. J. Randall

Introduction of Thompson-McGowan Collection [Emma Thompson McGowan, 1876-1966; African-American history], by Susan Meehan

Select Brotherhoods: The Shippensburg Black and White Freemasons, 1858-1919, by John P. Bland

Reconstructing the Demographics of Cumberland County, 1750-1800, by Paul Marr

The Topless Bathing Suit Reconsidered [Carlisle Trust Company; Christmas Savings Club; Merkel Landis, 1875-1960], by Daniel J. Heisey

 

SUMMER/WINTER 2005, VOLUME 22, NUMBERS 1 & 2:

The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, by Michael J. Wiecks

The Mystery at Carlisle’s Union Hotel, by Merri Lou Schaumann

The Odd Fellows in Carlisle [International Order of Odd Fellows; Lodge No. 91; Grand United Order of Odd Fellows], by Elizabeth Rhoads

Frederick Douglass in Carlisle, by David L. Smith

Red, White and Bonded: The Surprising Truth Behind the Experiences of Some White Captives Living Among the Indians
[French and Indian War; Indian captivity narratives; Regina Hartman], by Alexandra B. Houston

 

SUMMER/WINTER 2006, VOLUME 23, NUMBERS 1 & 2:

Excerpts from Across the Plains by Immigrant Wagon Train, by Jeremiah Zeamer (transcription by Jane Long; edited by David Smith)

Memories of Frontier Army Life, by Anna Laura Pratt

“The Slate” Reports: Student Culture at Shippensburg State College, 1960-1969, by Paul R. Kurzawa.

 

SUMMER 2007, VOLUME 24, NUMBER 1:

Move Over, Molly Pitcher!, by Stanley Miller

The Transformation of the Shippensburg Public Library Building, by John P. Bland

Kaufman’s Station at the Village of Boiling Springs, by Richard L. Tritt

Book Review:
Jenkins, The Real All Americans: The Team that Changed A Game, A People, A Nation, reviewed by Barbara Landis.

 

WINTER 2007, VOLUME 24, NUMBER 2:

Richard C. and Paul C. Reed Architectural Collection, by Kristen Otto.

Churchtown Perspectives – 1875, by Merri Lou Schaumann

The Cow Pens, by Janet Taylor

Basket Ball – Carlisle Indians Triumphant, by John P. Bland

Book Review:
Fear-Segal, White Man’s Club: Schools Race, and the Struggle of Indian Acculturation, reviewed by Cary C. Collings.

 

SUMMER/WINTER 2008, VOLUME 25, NUMBER 1 & 2:

Great Uncertainty: Pennsylvania’s Defensive Measures in 1756, by Ben Scharff

Cumberland County Goes to War: General Forbes’ Campaign in 1758, by Tad W. Miller

Pennsylvania’s Provincial Soldiers in 1759: Insights from “The Orderly Book of Captain Hamilton’s Company,” by Carla Christiansen.

 

2009, VOLUME 26:

History of Ralph Ray Watts, World War I, United States Army, as told to Laura Mae Wakefield Watts, edited by Randy Watts

The Sadler/Levinson Curtilage, by Mark W. Podvia

Shippensburg’s Locust Grove Cemetery: A Window on Two Centuries of Cumberland County’s African-American History, by Steven B. Burg

Cumberland County’s Connection to John Brown’s Raid at Harpers Ferry, by Joseph D. Cress

Cumberland County Government and Court Records, by Barbara Bartos

 

2010, Volume 27:

A Soldiers Letters, by Jane Myers Seller

Ghost Rider: Eugene Robert Orth of USS Houston, by John P. Bland

Insolvent Debtor Petitions of Cumberland County, by Barbara Bartos

Cumberland County Fugitive Slave Cases, by Lindsay Houpt-Varner

The Lost Cemetery: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, by Beverly Bone

Cumberland County Government Records Series at CCHS: Commissioners Paper Series (as of 30 June 2010), by Barbara Bartos

Book Review: Schaumann, Plank Bottom Chairs and Chairmakers: South Central Pennsylvania 1800-1880, reviewed by Karl Pass.

 

2011, Volume 28:

Captain William E. Miller, A Worthy Citizen and a Gallant Soldier, by Charlie Bender

Cumberland County Troops in the American Civil War, by Randy Watts

U.S. Colored Troops from Cumberland County buried in the Union Cemetery, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, by Stephanie Girard

Civil War Board of Relief of Cumberland County, by Katie Kitner

Union Fire Company and the Civil War, by Randy Watts

Focus on the Collection, by Cara Holtry Curtis, Mary March, and Richard Tritt

Cumberland County Government Records – Cumberland County Poor House, by Barbara Bartos
BOOK REVIEW: Keegan, The American Civil War:  A Military History, reviewed by Daniel J. Heisey

 

2012, Volume 29:

An “Inflexible Patriot”:  Major James Armstrong Wilson and the Home He left Behind, by Jessica Sheets.

“Arsenic in the Tea,” Nisbet Wrote, by Daniel J. Heisey

“Insulting Marks of Distinction”: The Case of the Black Cockade and the Court Martial, by Derek Weis

Insolvency and the War of 1812, by Steven B. Hatton

The Mystery of the Unburned Mansion, The loss of the Ege “Big House” and Other Fires at Pine Grove Furnace and

Laurel Forge, by André Weltman

Indian School Fire Brigade, by Randy Watts

The North End A’s, by Paul D. Hoch

Cumberland County Government Records Update, by Barbara Bartos

 

2013, Volume 30:

William Petrikin: Anti-Federalist Scourge, by Wayne L. Trotta

Willialm Petrickin “Ardent Love of Liberty”, by Gerard Fox

Jacob Fought of Carlisle, Pennsylvania and his Associates, by Stephen B. Hatton

Battle of Papertown, April 23, 1861, by Randy Watts

Civil War Troop Movements at Pine Grove Furnance, by Andre Weltman

Fitzhugh Lee: Reconciling North and South in Carlisle, PA, by Rachael Zuch

Corporal Jesse G. Thompson G.A.R. Post 440, by Janet L. Bell

Marianne Moore, Suffrage and Celibacy, by Daniel J. Heisey

Focus on the Collections, by Peggy Huffman, Cara Holtry Curtis, and Richard Tritt

Cumberland County Government Records Update, by Barbara Bartos

Notable Library Acquisitions – 2013, Cara Holtry Curtis

 

2014, Volume 31:

Editor’s Introduction by David L. Smith

Samuel Postlethwaite: Trader, Patriot, Gentleman of Early Carlisle by Carla Christiansen

The Letter by Merri Lou Schaumann

A Tugboat Named Carlisle by Randy Watts

History and Geology of Shippensburg Area Caves by Charles Miller, Jr.

History of the Shiremanstown Borough School District by William Murray

Opportunity or Ornament: The Promise of Women’s Education at Irving College, 1890-1910 by John Maietta

Focus on the Collections by Richard L. Tritt, Mary D. March, and Cara Holtry Curtis

Notable Library Acquisitions – 2014 by Cara Holtry Curtis

 

2015, Volume 32:

Fire House Fires in Cumberland County, 1845 to 2015 by Randy Watts

Harold Stone of Mechanicsburg by Daniel J. Heisey

African American Kidnappings in Cumberland County: 1840-1860 by Janet Taylor

News of General Lee’s Surrender Reaches Carlisle, Pennsylvania by Marty Zimmerman

The Best Discovery of Camp Michaux: A Civilian Conservation Corps Boy Remembers Pine Grove Furnace by Vincent J. Montano

Focus on the Collections by Richard Tritt, Mary March, and Cara Curtis

Cumberland County Historical society Publications Heritage series:Water-Powered Mills of Cumberland County,

Pennsylvania by Susan E. Meehan for the Publications Committee

Book Review: William Murchison, The Cost of Liberty: The Life of John Dickinson, lives of the Founders, Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2013; pp. x, 252; ISBN: 193385994-6. Hardcover, $25.00 by Daniel J. Heisey

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