The director of the US Army Hospital in York appealed to Pennsylvania’s governor for pardons for several soldiers arrested after an incident.
York County was a Democratic stronghold in the 1800s. After the Gettysburg Campaign, a wave of anti-Lincoln sentiment swept through the county.
The 87th Pennsylvania, the largest regiment from Yok County during the war, first saw combat at the Second Battle of Winchester in June 1863.
David Small published York’s largest newspaper during the Civil War and ran the local Democratic Party. Come here Jim McClure discuss Small at this month’s CWRT meeting.