Lebanon Cemetery on N. George St. in York PA contains the graves of several black US soldiers, including Sgt. Joseph Howard, 5th Mass Colored Cavalry.
York County’s Democratic congressman, Joseph Bailey, voted against recruiting black soldiers. He later supported President Lincoln’s war efforts.
Frank Eich, who died in 1942, was the last Civil War veteran living in the city of York PA. He wished he was young enough to fight Hitler in WW2.