Private Edward Ditty trained for war with the 23rd Engineers and sought success as a boxer in the ranks.
Victor Neiman penned a letter home to Lykens, PA from his training camp near San Antonio on December 26, 1917.
In a series of letters published by the Lykens Standard, we see the lives and perspectives of World War 1 soldiers from Central Pennsylvania.
A corporal from Elizabethville, Pennsylvania writes home in December 1917 about training to become a soldier.
The letter was written by a soldier from Shamokin, Pennsylvania in September 1862.
Corp. William Graeff sent a note to the women of Elizabethville, PA thanking them for a handmade sweater sent to him in the fall of 1917.
Private Jim Shurskis detailed the destruction of Nazi Germany and the refugees returning to their homes in an April 1945 letter.
Industrialist Henry Thomas worked with infamous Pennsylvania politicians to develop the coal trade in Williams Valley during the Civil War.
Private Stephen Gribben's January 1862 letter to the Pottsville Miners' Journal pleads with the editor to right a wrong done to him in its pages.
Captain Charles Hipple detailed his motivations to fight in a letter from the encampment of the 96th Pennsylvania.