This week's "Gazette" has flag raisings, assassinated US Army officers, talk of blockades and neutrality, and a letter from a Pittston soldier at war.
The Gazette: Episode 5 – Farewell Letter
We explore the story of Pittston's volunteer aid association, refugees from southern states, and an epic rant written by a Wyoming Valley minister.
The Gazette: Episode 4 – Camp Slifer
In this short episode of "The Gazette," we follow the Luzerne County soldiers in the 8th Pennsylvania Infantry to their camp near Chambersburg.
The Gazette: Episode 3 – Excelsior on the March
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 2 – Military on the March
Pittston's young men mobilized for action one week after the attack on Fort Sumter in April 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.
The Gazette: Prologue – The Looming Crisis
The first full episode of "The Gazette" examines the coming of the Civil War and the founding of Pittston's newspaper in the 1850s.
Introducing “The Gazette” – A podcast about a Coal Region town during the Civil War
A podcast that explores the Civil War experiences of Pittston, Pennsylvania and its weekly newspaper.
A 1938 editorial from the Coal Region urged loosening of immigration restrictions for refugees
In November 1938, the Pittston Gazette published an editorial calling for a reconsideration of America's strict immigration policies.
A powerful letter on slavery and the Civil War from a one-time resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania
"ABOLISH SLAVERY" - A remarkable letter from an Irish-American soldier in the Civil War and his evolving anti-slavery beliefs.