On May 10, 1864, Josiah and Franklin Workman were killed in combat during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
In April 1862, the 96th Pennsylvania embarked aboard steamers and sailed to the front near Yorktown, Virginia. The voyage took two weeks.
A recently revealed photograph sheds light on the Civil War experience of a Pennsylvania soldier.
Lt. Colonel Jacob G. Frick penned letter to denounce reports of a wild, drunken party that included numerous officers of the 96th Pennsylvania.
The officers of the 96th Pennsylvania allegedly toasted George Washington's birthday during a raucous party in February 1862.
Private Stephen Gribben's January 1862 letter to the Pottsville Miners' Journal pleads with the editor to right a wrong done to him in its pages.
In their newly constructed winter quarters in Arlington, Virginia, the 96th Pennsylvania celebrates its first Christmas at war in 1861.
Soldier-poet John T. Boyle writes home to the Pottsville Miners' Journal with this poem about the emotions of the mothers on the Northern home front.
Captain Charles Hipple detailed his motivations to fight in a letter from the encampment of the 96th Pennsylvania.
The 96th Pennsylvania left Pottsville for the Union capital in November 1861 amid the cheers of their fellow citizens.