A drunken Union army officer allegedly pushed one of his men from a train near Shrewsbury Station, PA. They were escorting Rebel prisoners to Elmira.
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.
York County, PA, bordering slave state Maryland, had many residents that expressed pro-Southern sentiments during the Civil War, including at the polls. Sometimes, that support was more blatant.
The Hanover Branch Railroad provided freight and passenger service connecting Gettysburg and Littlestown to the Northern Central Railway at Hanover Junction.
Local historian Ray Kinard will present a free talk on the history of the Hanover Branch Railroad at the August 15 meeting of the York Civil War Round Table.