Civil War Trails has recently installed new interpretive signs in York County PA. A new book offers perspectives on key events in the area.
A temporary field hospital established after the Battle of Hanover reportedly closed after some townspeople grew weary of supporting the patients.
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.
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.