Private Anthony Wade died in an accidental shooting near Cold Harbor, Virginia in June 1864.
In Pennsylvania's anthracite coal field, reactions to the dramatic events of April 1865 were shockingly mixed.
Soldiers from a company in the 96th Pennsylvania describe their experiences in the Battle of South Mountain in September 1862.
When a Confederate army threatened Pennsylvania in September 1862, the citizens of Pottsville jumped into action. They also felt the harsh hand of war.
In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.
A correspondent from the Pottsville Miners' Journal visits the front line picket post of the 96th Pennsylvania.
The 96th Pennsylvania's chaplain sends a letter of thanks to the women of Pottsville for their generous work on behalf of the regiment.
The members of the 96th Pennsylvania received a rare luxury from home in December 1861 -- three barrels of sauerkraut.
Captain James Russell writes home to thank the Miners' Journal for the most recent issue of that newspaper.
"For the Sick and Wounded of Our Army" was published in the Pottsville Miners' Journal in November 1861.