York County PA author Scott Mingus has several of his popular local history talks available on YouTube or Vimeo. Here are links to them.
Some of Jeb Stuart’s Confederate cavalry camped on the John Mumper farm near Dillsburg PA concurrent with the 1st day of the battle of Gettysburg.
After the Civil War, PA residents could file border claims for the damages inflicted by the Confederate or Union soldiers, including stolen horses. More than 800 York Countians filed such claims. None received a dime from the commonwealth.
A old Civil War fife used during the defense of Wrightsville PA during the Gettysburg Campaign was in Altoona in the 1930s. Its current location is unknown.
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.
Author Scott Mingus presents a talk on the Cumberland Valley RR in the Civil War. Jan. 15, 7 p.m., York County History Center, 250 E. Market St. York, PA
Teenager John H. Shearer bravely protected the vital telegraph instrument at Hanover Junction when the Rebels attacked during the Gettysburg Campaign.