The commander of the Union forces in south-central PA reported on his investigation that York’s residents welcomed Confederate invaders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
York County, PA, bordering slave state Maryland, had many residents that expressed pro-Southern sentiments during the Civil War, including at the polls. Sometimes, that support was more blatant.
Rob Wynstra’s new book details the interactions between Pennsylvania residents and invading Confederate soldiers of Ewell’s Second Corps in June 1863.