In this prologue to our "Letters from War" series, newspaper columnist Irvin Schwartz pens his farewell in May 1943.
An 1863 assassination attempt on a US Army commander near Pottsville
On August 8, 1863, Brigadier General William Whipple was nearly gunned down on the outskirts of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
A reporter’s view of situation in Heckscherville and Schuylkill County in 1863
A New York Times reporter's observations about the Schuylkill County mining village of Heckscherville in 1863.
“Something more than a river” – The West Branch in “Sons of Molly Maguire”
Author Mark Bulik eloquently describes the labor wars that consumed Schuylkill County in the 1870s.
Podcast – Discussing the 1862 uprising in Schuylkill County
We sat down with public historian John Heckman to discuss the 1862 miners' revolt in Schuylkill County.
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.
“Revolutionary Disloyalty” – A coal miners’ rebellion in Schuylkill County during the Civil War
In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.