More than 800 American soldiers, many of them German or Austrian Jews, trained for psychological warfare at Gettysburg’s secretive Camp Sharpe.
York author and webmaster Randy Drais was part of a volunteer team that recovered old ties of the defunct Gettysburg & Harrisburg RR, which once ran through the battlefield.
The York Civil War Round Table kicks off its 2019 campaign with author Randy Drais discussing W. H. Tipton’s vintage photographs of Gettysburg.
York County, PA, bordering slave state Maryland, had many residents that expressed pro-Southern sentiments during the Civil War, including at the polls. Sometimes, that support was more blatant.
Long-time author Scott Mingus presents a PowerPoint talk on R. H. Anderson’s Division at Gettysburg, with a focus on the fighting on the second day, July 1, in the center of the Union line.
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.
The 87th Pennsylvania, the largest regiment from Yok County during the war, first saw combat at the Second Battle of Winchester in June 1863.
The small, but impressive Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum in Winchester, Virginia, is within a two-hour drive from York, PA. Here are some photos of the collection.