The dramatic aftermath of the Lincoln assassination in Schuylkill County

In Pennsylvania's anthracite coal field, reactions to the dramatic events of April 1865 were shockingly mixed.


“This seems like madness” – An editorial from the aftermath of the 1860 election hits close to home

"We are quarreling with our own prosperity, and about to fly from imaginary evils to greater evils, the extent of which cannot be imagined."

Miners’ revolt in Schuylkill County during the Civil War caused headaches for Abraham Lincoln

Shortly after the Battle of Antietam in 1862, the Lincoln administration faced a crisis on the home front in Pennsylvania.

“Revolutionary Disloyalty” – A coal miners’ rebellion in Schuylkill County during the Civil War

In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.