The Gettysburg Magazine is one of my favorite Civil War-related publications. Founded and published for years by Robert Younger of Morningside Press, it offers excellent short articles on the Battle of Gettysburg and the campaign, fully annotated and sourced. Andy Turner, the editor of the magazine, purchased it following Mr. Younger’s death, and has maintained the excellence. Andy has added his own twists, including color photographs and information on taking photos of the battlefield.
In the recent July 2007 issue, Andy published an article I wrote entitled “We’ll Plant Our Colors on a Northern Hill: Jubal Early Takes York.” Early’s Division occupied York from June 28 until the early morning of June 30, when it left for Heidlersburg. York became the largest Northern town to fall to the Confederate army. Primarily told from the viewpoint of the citizens, sprinkled with anecdotes from the Rebels, this article augments the reader’s understanding of how these Confederates arrived in Gettysburg from the east and north.