Some white residents of Schuylkill County believed former slaves were going replace them in the coal mines during the Civil War.
Concerned citizens are raising money to help repair the grave of Civil War soldier John F. Dentzer.
The letter was written by a soldier from Shamokin, Pennsylvania in September 1862.
On the night after the Battle of Antietam, a wounded soldier experiences a horrifying nightmare of terror on the battlefield.
Visitors to Antietam battlefield in 1862 took unexploded shells home as souvenirs. The results were disastrous, and often deadly.
When a Confederate army threatened Pennsylvania in September 1862, the citizens of Pottsville jumped into action. They also felt the harsh hand of war.