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 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: 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.