In a lengthy final letter from war, Sergeant Schwartz describes his departure from war-torn Europe bound for his home in America.
Photographs show makeshift emergency hospital in Lykens, Pennsylvania during 1918 pandemic
These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
An 1865 baseball battle between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton
In October 1865, multiple baseball clubs met in the Wyoming Valley to battle for victory on a makeshift diamond.
Letters from War – “Our Battle for Aachen,” 1944
Irvin Schwartz's vivid description in a letter home to Schuylkill County describes the horror of the Battle of Aachen in October 1944.
Letters from War – The first letter from inside Hitler’s crumbling “Third Reich,” October 1944
In his first letter from inside Germany, Pfc. Irvin Schwartz describes interactions with residents of newly occupied Nazi territory.
“Among the Pennsylvania coal-strikers” – A dispatch from the 1902 Coal Strike
This dispatch from the 1902 Coal Strike eloquently describes the battle lines as the strike entered its pivotal fifth month.
A Lykens Civil War soldier’s close brush with death at the Battle of Cedar Creek, October 1864
Sergeant Henry Keiser had escaped serious injury throughout the Civil War. His luck nearly ran out on October 19, 1864.