Some white residents of Schuylkill County believed former slaves were going replace them in the coal mines during the Civil War.
Fundraiser: Donations sought to repair gravestone of Civil War soldier in Schuylkill County
Concerned citizens are raising money to help repair the grave of Civil War soldier John F. Dentzer.
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.
Deadly Souvenirs – Unexploded Shells From Antietam Proved To Be Dangerous Keepsakes
Visitors to Antietam battlefield in 1862 took unexploded shells home as souvenirs. The results were disastrous, and often deadly.
Amid chaos surrounding the Battle of Antietam, Schuylkill County prepared 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.