Young York County newlywed Mary Jane Rewalt’s bravery and generosity led to a Confederate general calling her the heroine of the Susquehanna.
Jacob and Anna Maria (Anstine) Miller were residents of Red Lion during the Civil War. Unfortunately, she passed away in July 1863, leaving seven children.
Gettysburg women shipped a box of relief supplies to the York US Army Hospital in late May 1863. Weeks later, Yorkers would send wagonloads to Gettysburg.
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.