Private Joe Cooper died in combat on January 4, 1945 near the village of Flamierge, Belgium.
“All the coal crackers are here together” – Lykens Soldiers Write Home in December 1917
In a series of letters published by the Lykens Standard, we see the lives and perspectives of World War 1 soldiers from Central Pennsylvania.
“A Soldier’s Gratitude” – A World War I Soldier Thanks His Hometown Red Cross Auxiliary
Corp. William Graeff sent a note to the women of Elizabethville, PA thanking them for a handmade sweater sent to him in the fall of 1917.
A Civil War soldier’s terrifying nightmare reflected chaos of the battlefield
On the night after the Battle of Antietam, a wounded soldier experiences a horrifying nightmare of terror on the battlefield.