“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.

Miners’ revolt in Schuylkill County during the Civil War caused headaches for Abraham Lincoln

Shortly after the Battle of Antietam in 1862, the Lincoln administration faced a crisis on the home front in Pennsylvania.

A Chaplain at the Battle of Fredericksburg – John C. Gregg, 127th Pennsylvania Regiment

A chaplain recalls his experience at the Battle of Fredericksburg... but his comrades remembered his actions quite differently.