The York (PA) Civil War Round Table welcomes Dr. Charlie Fennell on Sept. 19 for his lecture on the 1st US Sharpshooters (Berdan’s Sharpshooters) at Gettysburg. The free meeting is at 7 pm at the York County History Center.
A local story claims that Confederate General John B. Gordon spent a fitful night in the guestroom of the Magee/Rewalt house in Wrightsville after being attacked by a falling canopy over his bed.
Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon led a brigade at York and Wrightsville during the Gettysburg Campaign. In March 1894, the author/politician returned to York to give a speech at the Opera House.
In this new book from LSU Press, Professor Lesley Gordon studies “a broken regiment,” the 16th Connecticut Infantry, which broke and ran in its first battle at Antietam and later surrendered en mass during a Rebel attack on Plymouth, North Carolina. Most of the men ended up at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
Local historian Ray Kinard will present a free talk on the history of the Hanover Branch Railroad at the August 15 meeting of the York Civil War Round Table.
On July 18, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table as they welcome author Joe Mieczkowski as their featured guest speaker.
York County was a Democratic stronghold in the 1800s. After the Gettysburg Campaign, a wave of anti-Lincoln sentiment swept through the county.
The 87th Pennsylvania, the largest regiment from Yok County during the war, first saw combat at the Second Battle of Winchester in June 1863.