“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.

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“Strike among the coal miners”- Labor unrest in Wiconisco Township during the Civil War

In the spring of 1863, a series of strikes among miners stopped all work in the anthracite coal mines of Wiconisco Township.