A patient’s haunting experience in a Coal Region influenza hospital in 1918

What was it like to fall ill during the deadliest epidemic in human history?

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“May these sights soon cease” – Influenza in Pottsville, 1918

"Sorrow and woe stalk almost unceasingly in our midst," wrote the Pottsville Republican in October 1918.

Miners’ revolt in Schuylkill County during the Civil War caused headaches for Abraham Lincoln

Shortly after the Battle of Antietam in 1862, the Lincoln administration faced a crisis on the home front in Pennsylvania.

“The war feeling” – Amid chaos of September 1862, Schuylkill County prepared itself for war

When a Confederate army threatened Pennsylvania in September 1862, the citizens of Pottsville jumped into action. They also felt the harsh hand of war.

“Revolutionary Disloyalty” – A coal miners’ rebellion in Schuylkill County during the Civil War

In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.