Soldier-poet John T. Boyle writes home to the Pottsville Miners' Journal with this poem about the emotions of the mothers on the Northern home front.
Enlisted men in the 96th Pennsylvania record their thoughts on the execution of deserter, William H. Johnson.
The members of the 96th Pennsylvania received a rare luxury from home in December 1861 -- three barrels of sauerkraut.
"By the bye, that turkey will be nice and tender when it does come." -- An ordeal involving one Civil War soldier's Thanksgiving turkey.
Captain James Russell writes home to thank the Miners' Journal for the most recent issue of that newspaper.
The experiences of the 96th Pennsylvania during its time in Washington in November 1861 through their words.
Captain Charles Hipple detailed his motivations to fight in a letter from the encampment of the 96th Pennsylvania.
The 96th Pennsylvania left Pottsville for the Union capital in November 1861 amid the cheers of their fellow citizens.
On a rainy, November day in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the 96th Pennsylvania receives its state colors from Governor Andrew Curtin.
The Pottsville Miners' Journal, other publications, and members of the 96th themselves, recorded the transformation of this group of miners, laborers, and citizens into soldiers.