A draft dodger from York PA fled his hometown via a train headed south to Baltimore. Detectives and army guards identified and arrested him.
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.
Rob Wynstra’s new book details the interactions between Pennsylvania residents and invading Confederate soldiers of Ewell’s Second Corps in June 1863.
A local story claims that Confederate General John B. Gordon spent a fitful night in the guestroom of the Magee/Rewalt house in Wrightsville after being attacked by a falling canopy over his bed.
On July 18, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table as they welcome author Joe Mieczkowski as their featured guest speaker.