This week's "Gazette" has flag raisings, assassinated US Army officers, talk of blockades and neutrality, and a letter from a Pittston soldier at war.
We explore the story of Pittston's volunteer aid association, refugees from southern states, and an epic rant written by a Wyoming Valley minister.
Pittston responds to the astonishing news that Southern militia forces fired upon a Federal garrison in April 1861. The Civil War had begun.
In October 1865, multiple baseball clubs met in the Wyoming Valley to battle for victory on a makeshift diamond.