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.
Lieutenant William D. Williams was mortally wounded at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864.
Private Anthony Wade died in an accidental shooting near Cold Harbor, Virginia in June 1864.
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.
Soldier-poet John T. Boyle writes home to the Pottsville Miners' Journal with this poem about the emotions of the mothers on the Northern home front.
Captain Charles Hipple detailed his motivations to fight in a letter from the encampment of the 96th Pennsylvania.
A visitor from Pottsville describes a rapidly expanding community in upper Dauphin County in 1871.