And a German immigrant with a (now) famous last name raced to Schuylkill County to quench the city's thirst for suds.
A detailed description of how Schuylkill County celebrated Thanksgiving as the Civil War reached its climax.
Claude Merchant's April 1865 poem summed up the feelings in Pottsville, Pennsylvania after the Confederate capital fell to US forces.
A Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter made a stop in the Schuylkill County seat in the summer of 1866.
In September 1906, the leader of the Socialist Party of America gave a speech before a large audience in Schuylkill County.
Frederick Douglass gave two speeches in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in October 1867.
Fannie Couch and Hannah Streeper prepared to leave Schuylkill County to teach black students in Tennessee in 1867.
Private Thomas Hudson disappeared during the Civil War. His mother set out to find out what happened to her son.
Editor Benjamin Bannan vehemently supported the end of slavery in the summer of 1862.
In 1865, Union soldiers began their triumphant return to Schuylkill County. Their future, however, was uncertain.