August 16, 2011

The Jackson Rifles at Ephrata Mountain Springs

From What a Boy Saw in the Army
Today's post features news about the Jackson Rifles from August 14-17, 1861.  First, a drill on Centre Square from the August 15, 1861, Daily Evening Express: (alternate link)

Hotel in 2004, before demolition.
By Andrew Bossi [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Next, the interesting account of an August 15-17 trip to the Ephrata Mountain Springs from the August 20, 1861, Daily Evening Express: (alternate link)

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