Edward L. Schroeder may be the first soldier from York County PA injured during the Civil War. A comrade bayoneted him during a routine drill in York.
York’s chief burgess, Democrat David Small, endorsed famed Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin as a possible candidate for PA governor in 1863. It was not to be.
A doctor at York’s army hospital lost his job because of corruption. Also, a pair of civilians were imprisoned for harboring deserters from the hospital.
William B. Franklin was the highest ranking Union officer from York, PA, during the Civil War. He made a daring escape after being captured by Rebels in Maryland in July 1864.
In this new book from LSU Press, Professor Lesley Gordon studies “a broken regiment,” the 16th Connecticut Infantry, which broke and ran in its first battle at Antietam and later surrendered en mass during a Rebel attack on Plymouth, North Carolina. Most of the men ended up at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.