A draft dodger from York PA fled his hometown via a train headed south to Baltimore. Detectives and army guards identified and arrested him.
The York (PA) Civil War Round Table welcomes Dr. Charlie Fennell on Sept. 19 for his lecture on the 1st US Sharpshooters (Berdan’s Sharpshooters) at Gettysburg. The free meeting is at 7 pm at the York County History Center.
In this new book from LSU Press, Professor Lesley Gordon studies “a broken regiment,” the 16th Connecticut Infantry, which broke and ran in its first battle at Antietam and later surrendered en mass during a Rebel attack on Plymouth, North Carolina. Most of the men ended up at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
On July 18, 2018, please join the York Civil War Round Table as they welcome author Joe Mieczkowski as their featured guest speaker.
The 87th Pennsylvania, the largest regiment from Yok County during the war, first saw combat at the Second Battle of Winchester in June 1863.
The small, but impressive Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum in Winchester, Virginia, is within a two-hour drive from York, PA. Here are some photos of the collection.
The York Civil War Round Table welcomes nationally famous author Eric J. Wittenberg, an expert on cavalry, as its guest speaker for June. He will discuss the battle of Trevilian Station.