The Civil War increased the calls for a public library in York PA, as an alternative to less reputable entertainment for the youth.
Some of Jeb Stuart’s Confederate cavalry camped on the John Mumper farm near Dillsburg PA concurrent with the 1st day of the battle of Gettysburg.
The performance of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet at Gettysburg has been controversial for more than a century. Author Cory Pfarr weighs in with his new book.
The Rev. Charles West Thompson pastored St. John’s Church in York, PA during the Civil War. He was also a nationally known poet whose work appeared in newspapers across the country in the 1840s, 50s, and 60s.