A Civil War officer’s grisly amputation at Spotsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864

Captain Edwin L. Severn lost his right arm at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864.

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Lawyer, Soldier, Writer – The death of Captain John T. Boyle, 96th Pennsylvania

Boyle acted as an unofficial historian for the 96th Pennsylvania. He died on October 11, 1912 at the age of 79.

“The war feeling” – Amid chaos of September 1862, Schuylkill County prepared itself for war

When a Confederate army threatened Pennsylvania in September 1862, the citizens of Pottsville jumped into action. They also felt the harsh hand of war.