Many accounts exist as to the fate of York’s massive flag hauled down by the Rebels during the Gettysburg Campaign. Here’s one eyewitness’s reminiscences.
York County’s Democratic congressman, Joseph Bailey, voted against recruiting black soldiers. He later supported President Lincoln’s war efforts.
The leading newspaper in York PA strongly supported the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and chastised the governor for obstructing it after the Christiana Riot.
In 1892, York historian George R. Prowell interviewed ex-Confederate General Jubal A. Early at his house in Lynchburg, VA, to discuss the ransom of York PA.
Author Scott Mingus presents a talk on the Cumberland Valley RR in the Civil War. Jan. 15, 7 p.m., York County History Center, 250 E. Market St. York, PA