George Keiser died of typhoid fever in 1863. He was 17 and had just returned from service in the Pennsylvania militia during the Civil War.
The Gazette: Episode 4 – Camp Slifer
In this short episode of "The Gazette," we follow the Luzerne County soldiers in the 8th Pennsylvania Infantry to their camp near Chambersburg.
The Gazette: Episode 3 – Excelsior on the March
In Episode 3 of "The Gazette," explore letters from new recruits in the US Army, flag-waving in Pittston, and the state of war in May 1861.
The Gazette: Episode 1 – The War Begins
Pittston responds to the astonishing news that Southern militia forces fired upon a Federal garrison in April 1861. The Civil War had begun.
How Pottsville commemorated the first anniversary of the Confederate army’s surrender – 1866
Parades, speeches, and way too much alcohol characterize how Schuylkill County marked the one year anniversary of the Civil War's end.
“We want a vigorous prosecution of the war” – Chaplain calls for hard war against Confederacy in 1863
"I pronounce this rebellion wicked," thundered John Chandler Gregg in a speech given in Wiconisco, Pennsylvania.
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.
A Chaplain at the Battle of Fredericksburg – John C. Gregg, 127th Pennsylvania Regiment
A chaplain recalls his experience at the Battle of Fredericksburg... but his comrades remembered his actions quite differently.
In April 1917, a loose floorboard revealed a letter written in the days after the Battle of Antietam
The letter was written by a soldier from Shamokin, Pennsylvania in September 1862.
A Civil War soldier’s terrifying nightmare reflected chaos of the battlefield
On the night after the Battle of Antietam, a wounded soldier experiences a horrifying nightmare of terror on the battlefield.