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By Civil War’s end, York County finally lined up with Abraham Lincoln

This is one of York County, Pa.’s most enduring controversies. Is that Abraham Lincoln wearing the stovepipe hat in the center of this photo? The president changed trains on his way to and from Gettysburg, which means he would have have been available for this photo op. But some contemporary observers believe the man below the top hat is Hanover Branch railroader A.W. Eichelberger. As is the case here, Abe’s relationship with York County is often out of synch.

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