The Gazette: Episode 3 – Excelsior on the March

In Episode 3 of "The Gazette," explore letters from new recruits in the US Army, flag-waving in Pittston, and the state of war in May 1861.

The Gazette: Episode 2 – Military on the March

Pittston's young men mobilized for action one week after the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861.

The Gazette: Episode 1 – The War Begins

Pittston responds to the astonishing news that Southern militia forces fired upon a Federal garrison in April 1861. The Civil War had begun.

Schuylkill County’s Civil War veterans signed resolutions supporting American entrance into World War I – April 1917

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.

The Gazette: Prologue – The Looming Crisis

The first full episode of "The Gazette" examines the coming of the Civil War and the founding of Pittston's newspaper in the 1850s.

How Pottsville commemorated the first anniversary of the Confederate army’s surrender – 1866

Parades, speeches, and way too much alcohol characterize how Schuylkill County marked the one year anniversary of the Civil War's end.

Introducing “The Gazette” – A podcast about a Coal Region town during the Civil War

A podcast that explores the Civil War experiences of Pittston, Pennsylvania and its weekly newspaper.

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.