Guest blogger and licensed battlefield guide John T. Krepps presents the story of David Thompson, a Black soldier from Hanover, PA.
A temporary field hospital established after the Battle of Hanover reportedly closed after some townspeople grew weary of supporting the patients.
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.
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.