Four young men walked out of the offices of the Lykens Journal in 1861 to join the Union Army. Only one came back.
On May 10, 1864, Josiah and Franklin Workman were killed in combat during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
The 96th Pennsylvania experiences its first contact with the enemy at the Battle of West Point, Virginia on May 7, 1862.
In April 1862, the 96th Pennsylvania embarked aboard steamers and sailed to the front near Yorktown, Virginia. The voyage took two weeks.
A recently discovered photograph sheds light on the Civil War experience of a Pennsylvania soldier.
Lt. Colonel Jacob G. Frick refutes a report of a wild, drunken party that included numerous officers of the 96th Pennsylvania.
The officers of the 96th Pennsylvania toast George Washington's birthday during a raucous party in February 1862.
Twenty-two year old Private Patrick Kennedy died from typhoid fever on February 7, 1862 in Camp Northumberland, Virginia.
A correspondent from the Pottsville Miners' Journal visits the front line picket post of the 96th Pennsylvania.
Private Stephen Gribben's January 1862 letter to the Pottsville Miners' Journal pleads with the editor to right a wrong done to him in its pages.