A Rebel soldier who fought at Gettysburg later designed and sculpted the impressive Irish Brigade Monument. William O’Donovan had a connection to York PA.
The controversial 1842 Supreme Court decision in the Prigg vs. Pennsylvania legal case was a spark on the path to civil war. It had York County roots.
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Jim Hessler will present a free talk on his book on the Peach Orchard. 7 pm. Nov. 20. York County History Center.
Teenager John H. Shearer bravely protected the vital telegraph instrument at Hanover Junction when the Rebels attacked during the Gettysburg Campaign.
Author Scott L. Mingus, Sr. will discuss the 1,600-bed US Army Hospital in York, PA at the Oct. 16, 2019, meeting of the York Civil War Round Table. Free.
York Countian Edward Fisher of the 130th Pennsylvania described the horrors of the battle of Antietam in which his good friend Richard Smith perished.