George Keiser died of typhoid fever in 1863. He was 17 and had just returned from service in the Pennsylvania militia during the Civil War.
The Gazette: Episode 6 – Flags go up, flags come down
This week's "Gazette" has flag raisings, assassinated US Army officers, talk of blockades and neutrality, and a letter from a Pittston soldier at war.
The Gazette: Episode 5 – Farewell Letter
We explore the story of Pittston's volunteer aid association, refugees from southern states, and an epic rant written by a Wyoming Valley minister.
The Gazette: Episode 4 – Camp Slifer
In this short episode of "The Gazette," we follow the Luzerne County soldiers in the 8th Pennsylvania Infantry to their camp near Chambersburg.
The Gazette: Episode 2 – Military on the March
Pittston's young men mobilized for action one week after the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861.
The Gazette: Prologue – The Looming Crisis
The first full episode of "The Gazette" examines the coming of the Civil War and the founding of Pittston's newspaper in the 1850s.
How Pottsville commemorated the first anniversary of the Confederate army’s surrender – 1866
Parades, speeches, and way too much alcohol characterize how Schuylkill County marked the one year anniversary of the Civil War's end.
Introducing “The Gazette” – A podcast about a Coal Region town during the Civil War
A podcast that explores the Civil War experiences of Pittston, Pennsylvania and its weekly newspaper.
A Pottsville Civil War veteran recalls his teenage years in a community at war and enlisting to fight for the Union
This remarkable 1927 interview with Charles Kershner explores the aging veteran's service in the Civil War.
The First Defenders – 160th anniversary live event from Pottsville
On April 18, 2021, John Hoptak and Jake Wynn will present a series of live videos on Facebook commemorating the 160th anniversary of the First Defenders.