“This life is agreeing with me” – A Pennsylvania soldier trains for war in 1918

Private Edward Ditty trained for war with the 23rd Engineers and sought success as a boxer in the ranks.


“We want a vigorous prosecution of the war” – Chaplain calls for hard war against Confederacy in 1863

"I pronounce this rebellion wicked," thundered John Chandler Gregg in a speech given in Wiconisco, Pennsylvania.

“This community sustains a great loss” – A fatal mine disaster in Wiconisco Township during the Civil War

On February 7, 1862, a roof collapsed inside the Short Mountain Colliery killing a respected miner and wounding several others.