Civil War Harrisburg

A Guide to Capital Area Sites, Incidents and Personalities
 204 Page Revised & Enlarged Edition $18.00, tax & postage included
 Includes a walking tour of downtown Harrisburg, driving tours of east and west shores, and some of the “basics” of Civil War history.  Twenty-four new pages added to the previous edition, including information on our recently placed Wayside Markers, Revolvers, Swords & Sabres, Sanitary Fairs, Return of the Colors, and Internet Resources

Local History including: 

  • Lincoln’s 1861 Visit 

  • Founding of Camp Curtin 

  • Harrisburg Home Front 

  • Local Camps 

  • Capture of Mechanicsburg 

  • Forts Washington & Couch 

  • Skirmish at Oyster Point 

  • Battle of Sporting Hill 

  • White Hall Orphan School 

  • Personality Profiles 

  • Pennsylvania Regiments 

  • U.S.C.T. Grand Review

To order by mail, make your check for $18.00 payable to

“Camp Curtin Historical Society” and mail to:

Camp Curtin Historical Society

Post Office Box 5601

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Published by the

Camp Curtin Historical Society