Wm. L. Rannells of the 60th Ohio sent his thanks to the ladies of York PA for their kind care while he was a patient at the army hospital.
The Civil War increased the calls for a public library in York PA, as an alternative to less reputable entertainment for the youth.
Louisa Ann (Wirt) Johnston was from a prominent Hanover PA family. She and her husband, Dr. Wm. F. Johnston, were leading citizens of York.
The Northern Central Railway and its two spurs in York County were vital to the local economy and to Lincoln’s war effort.
Several civilians from York County, PA, who had ventured into Maryland watched the battle of Antietam and then rendered aid to wounded townsmen.
I collect photos of 19th-century, Civil War-era residents of York County, PA. My latest acquistion is this unidentified family grouping.
On April 21, 1865, the funeral train bearing the body of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln passed through York County, PA, enroute to Harrisburg.
Scott Mingus, the author of 29 Civil War and wargaming books, traces the beginnings of his career as a writer to a Christmas gift in 1962.
Here are ten misconceptions about York County, PA, during the Civil War. Author and lecturer Scott Mingus answers readers’ questions.
Two major traveling circuses came to York PA in the spring of 1865 at the close of the American Civil War. Children got in for a quarter.