In October 1862, Irish miners in Schuylkill County staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.
The Upper Dauphin Register describes the new town being constructed in Williams Valley in a September 1865 edition.
A corporal in Company G, 96th Pennsylvania wasn't fighting the enemy in June 1862. He was fighting a potentially deadly illness and evading capture.
In the spring of 1863, a series of strikes among miners stopped all work in the anthracite coal mines of Wiconisco Township.
Here's how citizens celebrated "the glorious Fourth" in Lykens, Pennsylvania during the dark years of the American Civil War.
A Pottsville physician travels to the Peninsula to report on the experiences of the 96th Pennsylvania at Gaines' Mill.
On June 19, 1863, an overcrowded passenger train jumped the tracks in Northern Dauphin County. Six people died in the disaster.
Four young men walked out of the offices of the Lykens Journal in 1861 to join the Union Army. Only one came back.
A writer in Lykens, PA describes the town's Memorial Day ceremonies in May 1889.
On May 10, 1864, Josiah and Franklin Workman were killed in combat during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.