Watching HBO's Deadwood and reflecting on similarities between the "Wild West" and Pennsylvania's Coal Region
Private Thomas Hudson disappeared during the Civil War. His mother set out to find out what happened to her son.
In May 2019, we traveled to Port Carbon to see two Civil War monuments dedicated to local residents.
Editor Benjamin Bannan vehemently supported the end of slavery in the summer of 1862.
After a landlord threw out the family of a Union soldier, the women of Pottsville rose up in anger to attack him.
In 1865, Union soldiers began their triumphant return to Schuylkill County. Their future, however, was uncertain.
Three miners in Lorberry were assaulted in a bar after expressing sorrow at Lincoln's assassination.
Patriotism took over Pennsylvania's Coal Region in the wake of the bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861.
As the men of the 96th Pennsylvania gathered for training in Pottsville in September 1861, a hurricane battered their makeshift encampment.
Concerned citizens are raising money to help repair the grave of Civil War soldier John F. Dentzer.