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.
Gettysburg women shipped a box of relief supplies to the York US Army Hospital in late May 1863. Weeks later, Yorkers would send wagonloads to Gettysburg.
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.
William B. Franklin was the highest ranking Union officer from York, PA, during the Civil War. He made a daring escape after being captured by Rebels in Maryland in July 1864.
The Rev. Charles West Thompson pastored St. John’s Church in York, PA during the Civil War. He was also a nationally known poet whose work appeared in newspapers across the country in the 1840s, 50s, and 60s.
Scott E. Rosenau will speak on Nov. 14, 2018, at the York Civil War Round Table. His topic is “Lincoln and the Founders: Completing the Unfinished Work.”
York County normally voted Democratic in presidential elections throughout the 19th century. 1864 was no exception, when President Abraham Lincoln garnered less than 45% of the vote.