Parades, speeches, and way too much alcohol characterize how Schuylkill County marked the one year anniversary of the Civil War's end.
In October 1865, multiple baseball clubs met in the Wyoming Valley to battle for victory on a makeshift diamond.
Four diary entries from the Civil War document the evolution of holiday experiences of a soldier from Pennsylvania's Coal Region.
Claude Merchant's April 1865 poem summed up the feelings in Pottsville, Pennsylvania after the Confederate capital fell to US forces.
In 1865, Union soldiers began their triumphant return to Schuylkill County. Their future, however, was uncertain.
Three miners in Lorberry were assaulted in a bar after expressing sorrow at Lincoln's assassination.
Richard Nolen helped build the mining communities of northern Dauphin County. In 1865, he described how much they had changed.
A report from the Summit Branch Railroad Company in 1865 details the growth of a new community at the northern tip of Dauphin County.