Jan 7, 2009

Rebels visit Dover, PA

(Cannonba!!) - ... During the last two weeks of June 1863, Dover residents received frequent scares when travellers rode through the little town screaming, "The Rebels are coming! The Rebels are coming!" However, the reports always proved false, and the citizens went back to their work.
The incorrect news was a result of the mass hysteria that had spread throughout south-central Pennsylvania, and rumors were flying thick and fast in many communities as to exactly where the Confederate army was heading. However, the wild speculation and unfounded rumors turned to grim reality the last week of the month when the first Confederates entered York County. Continued