Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
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Authors Jim McClure and Scott Mingus team up again to present more than two dozen perspectives and articles on the Civil War history of York County, Pennsylvania. That area was a key source of troops and supplies for the United States Army's war efforts, as well as a transportation hub. During the Gettysburg Campaign, one out of every seven soldiers in Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia marched or rode through York County in the days before the battle of Gettysburg. The county seat, York, became the largest town in the North to fall to the Confederates in the entire war. The town fathers' decision to seek out the Confederate leaders and surrender York remains controversial to this day. Essays discuss the historical setting and the wisdom of the surrender, as well as the aftermath. Other topics include the politics of the region, life on the home front, churches and their role, photographers in York County during the war years, and the Lincoln Funeral Train.