Louisa Ann (Wirt) Johnston was from a prominent Hanover PA family. She and her husband, Dr. Wm. F. Johnston, were leading citizens of York.
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.
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.