A black Civil War veteran from York, Lewis Butler, died in 1903 at the reported age of 104. What do his service records indicate?
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.
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.
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, PA, bordering slave state Maryland, had many residents that expressed pro-Southern sentiments during the Civil War, including at the polls. Sometimes, that support was more blatant.
During the Civil War, all sorts of false rumors and exaggerated tales spread following major battles. A newspaper in Chicago repeated tales that Stonewall Jackson captured York PA.