From 1863 through the early part of Reconstruction, a factory in York PA was one of the leading producers of Borden brand condensed milk in the country.
Jacob and Anna Maria (Anstine) Miller were residents of Red Lion during the Civil War. Unfortunately, she passed away in July 1863, leaving seven children.
Gettysburg women shipped a box of relief supplies to the York US Army Hospital in late May 1863. Weeks later, Yorkers would send wagonloads to Gettysburg.
Only a handful of outdoor photographs taken during the Civil War in York County, PA, still exist. Many more may have been taken. Here are a few examples.
William B. Franklin was the highest ranking Union officer from York, PA, during the Civil War. He made a daring escape after being captured by Rebels in Maryland in July 1864.
The Rev. Charles West Thompson pastored St. John’s Church in York, PA during the Civil War. He was also a nationally known poet whose work appeared in newspapers across the country in the 1840s, 50s, and 60s.