Pittston responds to the astonishing news that Southern militia forces fired upon a Federal garrison in April 1861. The Civil War had begun.
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.
“Patriotically Interesting Sight” – The 96th Pennsylvania Receives Its Colors
On a rainy, November day in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the 96th Pennsylvania receives its state colors from Governor Andrew Curtin.