Wrightsville’s schools and factories closed on Dec. 14, 1917, as the governor of Pennsylvania dedicated four Civil War cannon. “Farthest east.”
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.
York Countian Edward Fisher of the 130th Pennsylvania described the horrors of the battle of Antietam in which his good friend Richard Smith perished.