Four diary entries from the Civil War document the evolution of holiday experiences of a soldier from Pennsylvania's Coal Region.
A detailed description of how Schuylkill County celebrated Thanksgiving as the Civil War reached its climax.
Sergeant Henry Keiser had escaped serious injury throughout the Civil War. His luck nearly ran out on October 19, 1864.
This map from the Library of Congress collections includes fantastic illustrations of the Coal Region during the Civil War.
After a landlord threw out the family of a Union soldier, the women of Pottsville rose up in anger to attack him.
Lieutenant William D. Williams was mortally wounded at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864.
Private Anthony Wade died in an accidental shooting near Cold Harbor, Virginia in June 1864.
Captain Edwin L. Severn lost his right arm at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864.
In October 1864, residents of Lykens, Pennsylvania showed their support of Abraham Lincoln with an impressive evening parade.
On May 10, 1864, Josiah and Franklin Workman were killed in combat during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.