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 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.
Service and Scandal: A Militia Company on the Eve of Civil War
The story of Washington Rifle Company of Lykens, Pennsylvania as the nation marched to war in 1861.