A black Civil War veteran from York, Lewis Butler, died in 1903 at the reported age of 104. What do his service records indicate?
Scott Mingus will present a PowerPoint talk on Human Interest Stories of the Irish in the American Civil War. York County History Center, March 20, 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.
A doctor at York’s army hospital lost his job because of corruption. Also, a pair of civilians were imprisoned for harboring deserters from the hospital.
Gettysburg women shipped a box of relief supplies to the York US Army Hospital in late May 1863. Weeks later, Yorkers would send wagonloads to Gettysburg.
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.
William B. Franklin was the highest ranking Union officer from York, PA, during the Civil War. He made a daring escape after being captured by Rebels in Maryland in July 1864.