A chaplain recalls his experience at the Battle of Fredericksburg... but his comrades remembered his actions quite differently.
A young boy found a letter from Antietam under a floorboard in his house in Shamokin, Pennsylvania in April 1917.
On the night after the Battle of Antietam, a wounded soldier experiences a horrifying nightmare of terror on the battlefield.
A Pottsville physician travels to the Peninsula to report on the experiences of the 96th Pennsylvania at Gaines' Mill.
Four young men walked out of the offices of the Lykens Journal in 1861 to join the Union Army. Only one came back.
The officers of the 96th Pennsylvania toast George Washington's birthday during a raucous party in February 1862.
Industrialist Henry Thomas worked with infamous Pennsylvania politicians to develop the coal trade in Williams Valley during the Civil War.
In their newly constructed winter quarters in Arlington, Virginia, the 96th Pennsylvania celebrates its first Christmas at war in 1861.
Robert Gould Shaw wrote this letter to his mother while sitting in his guard tent three miles east of Frederick, Maryland early on Christmas Day 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.