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 3 – Excelsior on the March

In Episode 3 of "The Gazette," explore letters from new recruits in the US Army, flag-waving in Pittston, and the state of war in May 1861.

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: Episode 1 – The War Begins

Pittston responds to the astonishing news that Southern militia forces fired upon a Federal garrison in April 1861. The Civil War had begun.

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.

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.