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