Photographs taken on Memorial Day 1907 in Williamstown, Pennsylvania show a community commemorating its war dead.
The veteran of the 96th Pennsylvania read his poem at Memorial Day festivities in Harrisburg on May 29, 1879.
Captain Edwin L. Severn lost his right arm at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864.
Catherine Romberger Myers was born in Porter Township in 1840. She spoke to a reporter in 1931 about growing up in pre-industrial Williams Valley.
In Pennsylvania's anthracite coal field, reactions to the dramatic events of April 1865 were shockingly mixed.
Sergeant Henry Keiser's diary reveals a soldier's perspective of the Civil War's dramatic final moments.
"We are quarreling with our own prosperity, and about to fly from imaginary evils to greater evils, the extent of which cannot be imagined."
"I pronounce this rebellion wicked," thundered John Chandler Gregg in a speech given in Wiconisco, Pennsylvania.
On February 7, 1862, a roof collapsed inside the Short Mountain Colliery killing a respected miner and wounding several others.
Williamstown Tunnel began shipping coal from Northern Dauphin County in 1866 and became the most prosperous coal mine in the state.