York Countian Edward Fisher of the 130th Pennsylvania described the horrors of the battle of Antietam in which his good friend Richard Smith perished.
The York Civil War Round Table welcomes Dr. Charlie Fennell, a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide, as the speaker on Sept. 18, 2019. Battle of Hanover.
Peter Tsouras has written a fascinating book on Maj. Gen. George H. Sharpe and the Creation of American Military Intelligence in the Civil War.
Frank Eich, who died in 1942, was the last Civil War veteran living in the city of York PA. He wished he was young enough to fight Hitler in WW2.
Virginian Richard Lewis will discuss “The Curious Case of the Confederate Coat” at the York Civil War Round Table, 7 pm, Aug. 21, York County History Center
Washington Roebling gained fame for supervising the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. A new book details his earlier Civil War service, including at Gettysburg.
A temporary field hospital established after the Battle of Hanover reportedly closed after some townspeople grew weary of supporting the patients.