Guest blogger and licensed battlefield guide John T. Krepps presents the story of David Thompson, a Black soldier from Hanover, PA.
York County PA was an important first step on the journey for freedom seekers arriving from Maryland and Virginia in the early to mid 1800s.
The York Civil War Round Table welcomes Dr. Charlie Fennell, a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide, as the speaker on Sept. 18, 2019. Battle of Hanover.
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.