Five Confederate soldiers who died in York PA from wounds suffered at Gettysburg are buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
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.
Teenager John H. Shearer bravely protected the vital telegraph instrument at Hanover Junction when the Rebels attacked during the Gettysburg Campaign.
Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passed through York County on April 21, 1863, as a cold drizzle set the tone as somber crowds lined the tracks.
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.