In 1865, Union soldiers began their triumphant return to Schuylkill County. Their future, however, was uncertain.
Private Anthony Wade died in an accidental shooting near Cold Harbor, Virginia in June 1864.
Captain Edwin L. Severn lost his right arm at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864.
On May 10, 1864, Josiah and Franklin Workman were killed in combat during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Corporal Henry Keiser recorded the horrific events of May 10, 1864 in his Civil War diary.