On April 21, 1865, the funeral train bearing the body of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln passed through York County, PA, enroute to Harrisburg.
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
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.