The Gazette: Episode 4 – Camp Slifer

We are heading out on vacation this week!

This week’s episode will be slightly shorter than our typical podcasts. We follow the Luzerne County soldiers of the 8th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and share the origins of Camp Slifer.

Private Charles Cyphers writes home to his former employer at the Pittston Gazette to describe his new life as a soldier in the United States Army.

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A June 1861 Harper’s Weekly illustration of Camp Slifer and Pennsylvania regiments at Chambersburg (Hathitrust)

Featured Image: “Camp Slifer” from Harper’s Weekly, June 1861

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