“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.

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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.

“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.

“Operations at Williamstown” – The first coal shipments from the mines of Williamstown hit markets in 1865

The Upper Dauphin Register describes the new town being constructed in Williams Valley in a September 1865 edition.