Civil War Trails has recently installed new interpretive signs in York County PA. A new book offers perspectives on key events in the area.
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.
A old Civil War fife used during the defense of Wrightsville PA during the Gettysburg Campaign was in Altoona in the 1930s. Its current location is unknown.
Civil War Trails has installed two new wayside markers in Wrightsville commemorating the Mifflin House and the Underground Railroad and Civil War skirmish.
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.
A local story claims that Confederate General John B. Gordon spent a fitful night in the guestroom of the Magee/Rewalt house in Wrightsville after being attacked by a falling canopy over his bed.