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.
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.
"Where is the spirit of the men who risked Libby Prison and of the men who stormed Missionary Ridge?" asked a Chicago newspaper editor in April 1917.
A minister in Wisconsin summons the memory of his father, a Civil War veteran, while advocating war against Germany.
A report from the Summit Branch Railroad Company in 1865 details the growth of a new community at the northern tip of Dauphin County.
A recently discovered photograph sheds light on the Civil War experience of a Pennsylvania soldier.