Lieutenant William D. Williams was mortally wounded at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864.
In a story published in 1872, a newspaper reporter documented extensive mining operations above Tower City, PA.
As anthracite mines became increasingly electrified, mine mules began to disappear from the Coal Region.
A newspaper clipping from 1872 takes us into a long-demolished building at the heart of Williamstown, PA.
Richard Nolen helped build the mining communities of northern Dauphin County. In 1865, he described how much they had changed.
A dispatch to the New York Times from August 1874 details life and work in the thriving Dauphin County mining community.
Private Anthony Wade died in an accidental shooting near Cold Harbor, Virginia in June 1864.
Private Samuel Veatch used poetry to record the final words of comrades at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg in January 1862.
Photographs taken on Memorial Day 1907 in Williamstown, Pennsylvania show a community commemorating its war dead.
Private Edward Ditty trained for war with the 23rd Engineers and sought success as a boxer in the ranks.