Parades, speeches, and way too much alcohol characterize how Schuylkill County marked the one year anniversary of the Civil War's end.
In March 1945, Irvin Schwartz's hometown newspaper published news of his Bronze Star. A week later they shared the news he had been wounded.
In October 1865, multiple baseball clubs met in the Wyoming Valley to battle for victory on a makeshift diamond.
A podcast that explores the Civil War experiences of Pittston, Pennsylvania and its weekly newspaper.
Irvin Schwartz comments on the mail he's received from home in Pennsylvania and how letters that have nothing to do with the war were his favorites.
A gripping, harrowing story documents the lives and struggles of Coal Region children shortly after the Great Coal Strike of 1902.
A letter from the front lines in Belgium as the Battle of the Bulge raged in January 1945.
A women reporter documents the lives and struggles of working class women on the outskirts of Hazleton in 1900.
When Captain Edwin Severn died in 1872, Mary Severn stepped into the role of Postmaster of Mahanoy City.
In a February 1945 letter to Harper Updegrave, Irvin Schwartz stated his intention to join the American Legion once he returned home from war.