Here are ten misconceptions about York County, PA, during the Civil War. Author and lecturer Scott Mingus answers readers’ questions.
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.
York County’s Democratic congressman, Joseph Bailey, voted against recruiting black soldiers. He later supported President Lincoln’s war efforts.
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
Author Scott L. Mingus, Sr. will discuss the 1,600-bed US Army Hospital in York, PA at the Oct. 16, 2019, meeting of the York Civil War Round Table. Free.