“Very Profitable and Productive”- Developing Williams Valley’s Anthracite Mines During the Civil War

Industrialist Henry Thomas worked with infamous Pennsylvania politicians to develop the coal trade in Williams Valley during the Civil War.

“We are determined to conquer in the name of God and our country” – Letter from the 96th Pennsylvania

Captain Charles Hipple detailed his motivations to fight in a letter from the encampment of the 96th Pennsylvania.