In April 1862, the 96th Pennsylvania embarked aboard steamers and sailed to the front near Yorktown, Virginia. The voyage took two weeks.
A recently revealed photograph sheds light on the Civil War experience of a Pennsylvania soldier.
Lt. Colonel Jacob G. Frick penned letter to denounce reports of a wild, drunken party that included numerous officers of the 96th Pennsylvania.
The officers of the 96th Pennsylvania allegedly toasted 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.
The 96th Pennsylvania's chaplain sends a letter of thanks to the women of Pottsville for their generous work on behalf of the regiment.
Merry Christmas from Wynning History! Read a letter from the assistant surgeon of the 96th Pennsylvania on December 25, 1861.
In their newly constructed winter quarters in Arlington, Virginia, the 96th Pennsylvania celebrates its first Christmas at war in 1861.