The aging veterans who were the first to arrive at the US Capitol in April 1861 pledged their loyalty to the Union once more as America entered World War I.
Victor Neiman penned a letter home to Lykens, PA from his training camp near San Antonio on December 26, 1917.
Central Pennsylvania celebrated war-time Christmas in 1917 by welcoming soldiers on leave, big turkey dinners, and plenty of snow.
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 corporal from Elizabethville, Pennsylvania writes home in December 1917 about training to become a soldier.
The Lykens Standard reports on Charles Buffington joining the Army in April 1917 while encouraging others to volunteer.
The letter was written by a soldier from Shamokin, Pennsylvania in September 1862.
1917 marked the first war-time Thanksgiving in more than 50. Central Pennsylvania marked the holiday quietly... for the most part.
Leroy Temple writes home to Elizabethville, Pennsylvania from his training camp at Fort Riley, Kansas in the summer of 1917.