Wrightsville’s schools and factories closed on Dec. 14, 1917, as the governor of Pennsylvania dedicated four Civil War cannon. “Farthest east.”
A Rebel soldier who fought at Gettysburg later designed and sculpted the impressive Irish Brigade Monument. William O’Donovan had a connection to York PA.
York Countian Edward Fisher of the 130th Pennsylvania described the horrors of the battle of Antietam in which his good friend Richard Smith perished.
Civil War Trails has installed two new wayside markers in Wrightsville commemorating the Mifflin House and the Underground Railroad and Civil War skirmish.
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.
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.
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.