I collect photos of 19th-century, Civil War-era residents of York County, PA. My latest acquistion is this unidentified family grouping.
In 1892, York historian George R. Prowell interviewed ex-Confederate General Jubal A. Early at his house in Lynchburg, VA, to discuss the ransom of York PA.
Teenager John H. Shearer bravely protected the vital telegraph instrument at Hanover Junction when the Rebels attacked during the Gettysburg Campaign.
A temporary field hospital established after the Battle of Hanover reportedly closed after some townspeople grew weary of supporting the patients.