York newspaperman David Small, an ardent Democrat, questioned why President Lincoln did not send his own son off to war while ordering others to do so.
York Civil War Round Table: June 19, 7 pm: Michael Jesperger will discuss the attempted theft of Abraham Lincoln’s body from its grave. YCHC, 250 E. Market St., York PA. FREE talk!
Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passed through York County on April 21, 1863, as a cold drizzle set the tone as somber crowds lined the tracks.
Michael Wunsch will discuss “Abraham Lincoln & the National Union Party Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, June 7-8, 1864,” at the York CWRT April 17 at 7 pm
York’s chief burgess, Democrat David Small, endorsed famed Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin as a possible candidate for PA governor in 1863. It was not to be.
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.
Scott E. Rosenau will speak on Nov. 14, 2018, at the York Civil War Round Table. His topic is “Lincoln and the Founders: Completing the Unfinished Work.”
The Hanover Branch Railroad provided freight and passenger service connecting Gettysburg and Littlestown to the Northern Central Railway at Hanover Junction.