Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Underground Railroad to Civil War
By the time of the Civil War, Jacob Huber and his family lived in Hybla. During the Gettysburg Campaign, Confederate soldiers marched to Wrightsville to seize the bridge to cross into Lancaster County and march to Harrisburg. Pennsylvania state militia and other Union troops, augmented by 53
"I would jump into the river rather than return to bondage." —"Ensor Sam" Berry, Baltimore Co., Maryland, slave who passed through Wrightsville
Samuel Wright Mifflin (1805-1885), portrait by James R. Lambdin Courtesy Mifflin descendant Duncan Ely
Hybla, late 19th century - Courtesy York County History Center
Erected 2019 by Pennsylvania Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 28, 1863.
Location. 40° 1.604′ N, 76° 32.412′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Cherry Street west of North 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. To access the marker, park at the dead-end of 600 Cherry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Cherry Street, Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Wrightsville Engagement (here, next to this marker); World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Road of Remembrance (approx. ¼ mile away); Springetsbury Manor (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flame of Freedom (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1861 - 1865 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
More about this marker. The marker features a map of the Underground Railroad Routes in Southern Pennsylvania.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2020, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on May 10, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. 3. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.