Here are ten misconceptions about York County, PA, during the Civil War. Author and lecturer Scott Mingus answers readers’ questions.
A old Civil War fife used during the defense of Wrightsville PA during the Gettysburg Campaign was in Altoona in the 1930s. Its current location is unknown.
Civil War Trails has installed two new wayside markers in Wrightsville commemorating the Mifflin House and the Underground Railroad and Civil War skirmish.
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.
Rob Wynstra’s new book details the interactions between Pennsylvania residents and invading Confederate soldiers of Ewell’s Second Corps in June 1863.
A local story claims that Confederate General John B. Gordon spent a fitful night in the guestroom of the Magee/Rewalt house in Wrightsville after being attacked by a falling canopy over his bed.
York County was a Democratic stronghold in the 1800s. After the Gettysburg Campaign, a wave of anti-Lincoln sentiment swept through the county.