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.
A writer and his friends rode the Reading Railroad in 1877 to write a travel guide. They reached the end of the line in Williams Valley.
In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.
In May 1942, vast swaths of Central Pennsylvania went dark. Local air raid wardens planned blackout drills to prepare for enemy bombers.
On May 10, 1864, Josiah and Franklin Workman were killed in combat during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Residents of Northern Dauphin County complained after a change in train schedules left them "cut off from the rest of world" in July 1917.
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.