The aging veterans who were the first to arrive at the US Capitol in April 1861 pledged their loyalty to the Union once more as America entered World War I.
Mary Severn – The postmistress of Mahanoy City
When Captain Edwin Severn died in 1872, Mary Severn stepped into the role of Postmaster of Mahanoy City.
“For my age I’m doing well” – Charles Kershner remembers his life in Schuylkill County
In the final part of this 1927 interview, Charles Kershner reviews his life, his marriage, and his health as an active 79-year-old Civil War veteran.
“The Confederate Flag Torn Down” – An incident in Port Carbon in 1905
In 1905, outraged Union veterans in Port Carbon, Pennsylvania came together to take down a confederate battle flag.
“Thoughts for Tomorrow” – Remembering the sacrifice of Schuylkill County’s Civil War soldiers
And a plea to consider what the Confederate battle flag meant to the local soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War.
Captain Alexander Frazer – Civil War hero and Coal Region mine foreman
Captain Alexander Frazer became a hero during the Civil War. And after the war he shined as a mining expert in the Coal Region.