“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.


“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.