These remarkable sketches show life in the Coal Region during the middle part of the 19th century, a crucial time in the area's history.
Thanksgiving Day in Schuylkill County – 1864
A detailed description of how Schuylkill County celebrated Thanksgiving as the Civil War reached its climax.
Letters from War – A high school sports pundit from a US Army base in England, January 1944
In a letter written on January 30, 1944, Pfc. Irvin Schwartz opined on high school basketball in his native Schuylkill County.
“The Confederate Flag Torn Down” – An incident in Port Carbon in 1905
In 1905, outraged Union veterans in Port Carbon, Pennsylvania came together to take down a confederate battle flag.
Port Carbon’s Soldiers Monument – Dedication on July 4, 1906
Port Carbon's Civil War monument was dedicated on July 4, 1906 to much fanfare.
A solemn tribute – Visiting Port Carbon’s Civil War memorials
In May 2019, we traveled to Port Carbon to see two Civil War monuments dedicated to local residents.