The newspapers of Lancaster County told the story of the Civil War as it happened. Click on a paper to read the news of the day (PDF).
To read excerpts from some of the papers, click here.
Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspaper Collection
The Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspaper Collection, a project at the Penn State University Libraries, contains selected newspapers published during before, during, and after the U.S. Civil War.
LancasterHistory.org Newspapers and City Directories Collection
LancasterHistory.org has digitial copies of some of Lancaster County’s newspapers and city and county directories.