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York County Union and Confederate ties to Cold Harbor

Even if you are not a die-hard fan of Civil War history, you might have heard of the Battle of Cold Harbor, fought in Hanover County, Virginia, not far northeast of Richmond. The conflict, fought June 1-3, 1864, resulted in … Continue reading

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York’s Civil War Hospital Treated Many, Lost Few

One of the largest Union Civil War hospitals opened on York’s Penn Common in June 1862. Mary Cadwell Fisher authored lengthy accounts, for both Gibson’s (1886) and Prowell’s (1907) histories of York County, of the hospital that treated over 14,000 … Continue reading

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