On April 21, 1865, the funeral train bearing the body of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln passed through York County, PA, enroute to Harrisburg.
A old Civil War fife used during the defense of Wrightsville PA during the Gettysburg Campaign was in Altoona in the 1930s. Its current location is unknown.
Peter Tsouras has written a fascinating book on Maj. Gen. George H. Sharpe and the Creation of American Military Intelligence in the Civil War.
After the battle of Antietam, a special ammunition train set a new speed record as it raced through York County on its way from Washington to Hagerstown.
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.