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PA Governor’s Letter to York Army Hospital Superintendent

From the summer of 1862 until the summer of 1865, Penn Park on the south side of York, PA, was the site of a sprawling L-shaped complex of more than a dozen buildings that comprised the United States Army Hospital. … Continue reading

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York’s Copperheads attempted to assassinate PA governor & Civil War general

On the might of August 9, 1866, the year after the Civil War, a group of hidden gunmen attacked a Northern Central Railway train near York. They threw rocks and fired several shots at the train, including at a passenger … Continue reading

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Fear in the Susquehanna Valley – the Emergency of 1862: Part 3

The Capitol Grounds at Harrisburg turned into a camp [Theodore R. Davis sketch which first appeared in Harper’s Weekly, October 4, 1862]. www.sonofthesouth.net The Pennsylvania Legislature had created laws concerning the creation and utilization of a state militia back during … Continue reading

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York’s chief burgess creates more controversy in Oct. 1863

Scene of downtown York, Pennsylvania, in the mid-19th century. David Small served as the chief burgess during the Civil War. He was also the owner of the local Democratic newspaper, the York Gazette. Republicans naturally had little kind to say … Continue reading

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