On April 21, 1865, the funeral train bearing the body of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln passed through York County, PA, enroute to Harrisburg.
Teenager John H. Shearer bravely protected the vital telegraph instrument at Hanover Junction when the Rebels attacked during the Gettysburg Campaign.
After the battle of Antietam, a special ammunition train set a new speed record as it raced through York County on its way from Washington to Hagerstown.
Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passed through York County on April 21, 1863, as a cold drizzle set the tone as somber crowds lined the tracks.
York author and webmaster Randy Drais was part of a volunteer team that recovered old ties of the defunct Gettysburg & Harrisburg RR, which once ran through the battlefield.
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.