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York Civil War Roundtable

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York PA

Apr 20 2022
York Civil War Roundtable

On April 20, 2022, Scott Mingus will present “A Carnival of Grief: The Lincoln Funeral Train in Pennsylvania”

*This Roundtable program will be held in person in the Meeting Hall at the York County History Center.
Pre-reservation seating/tickets are recommended for this program. If you are unable to attend in person, you can view this program online through Zoom. This program will also be live-streamed on the York County History Center Facebook page.
To register for in-person seating, please click here.
To register for the Zoom program, please click here.
If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587.
The funeral train carrying the remains of the slain President Abraham Lincoln passed through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on April 21-22, 1865, on its way to New York City and again on April 28 as it headed west from Buffalo to Cleveland and passed through the Erie region. Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians passed by the coffin as Lincoln lay in state in Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Massive, untold numbers of residents watched the funeral train slowly steam past their farms, small towns, communities, and whistle stops. Many left personal reminiscences.
Author Scott Mingus has tapped into these often obscure or rare diaries and journal entries, coupled with the eyewitness accounts of a small cadre of big-city reporters on board the train and those newsmen in the towns through which the train passed to present a detailed, yet highly readable account of the funeral train’s passage through Pennsylvania. He includes overviews of the locomotives used, the crewmen, the railroads the train used, timetables, and other interesting aspects.
Founded as the White Rose Civil War Roundtable, the York CWRT holds monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of every month except December at 7:00 p.m.  Each meeting features a guest speaker talking about a Civil War topic of local or national interest. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. Click here for more information on upcoming programs.


Free, registration required


York County Historical Society Museum

250 East Market Street, York, PA 17401

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocols

Face masks required: Recommended
Reservations required: Yes
Limited capacity: Yes
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor

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Jessica Lee

Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper