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  1. wausaubob

    Discussion Unlimited energy.

    "Although prices tended to fluctuate with the season, in the long run, they fell throughout the antebellum period. For example, in 1830 anthracite coal sold for about $11 per ton. Ten years later, the price had dropped to $7 per ton and by 1860 anthracite sold for about $5.50 a ton in New York...
  2. Andy Cardinal

    William J. Reichard, 128th Pennsylvania

    I was struck by this image when I ran across it online. It is of 20-year-old William J. Reichard of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Reichard "saw the elephant" at Antietam and survived. The 128th Pennsylvania was a rookie regiment at Antietam. It was recruited in Berks, Bucks, and Lehigh counties and...
  3. wausaubob

    Locomotive Manufacturing 1860. By state: Pennsylvania 172 New Jersey 165 Massachusetts 54 New Hampshire 43 Virginia 19 Kentucky (est.) 10 Maryland (est.) 6 If a person looks at the disaggregated manufacturing statistics for 1860, one has...
  4. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion America’s divides have never been simple. Neither was Pennsylvania’s Civil War history

    Clement L. Vallandigham’s name is probably not well-known to most Pennsylvanians, but in the 1850s and 1860s, he was a celebrity-politician with close ties to the state. Elected to represent Ohio in Congress, Vallandigham was a Confederate sympathizer who empathized with Southern slave owners...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    A Walk Through The Field Hospitals, Antietam, September 1862

    The shattered Sherrick property, house, outbuildings and barn were filled with wounded by the time Alexander Gardner arrived three days post battle. Intent is only to give a September, 1862 eye witness view of post battle Antietam, Maryland. Overwhelmed, understaffed Army medical staff did...
  6. lelliott19

    Pennsylvania Newspaper: The Waynesburg Messenger, Greene County, PA

    The Waynesburg Messenger., Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania. (1849-1901) Searchable issues of the Waynesburg Messenger.
  7. Eleanor Rose

    Kinzua: A Bridge to the 19th Century

    The Kinzua Sky Walk was opened on September 15, 2011. When the Kinzua Viaduct was built in 1882, it was the longest (>2000 feet) and highest (300 feet) bridge in the world, about the same height in the center as the flame on top of the Statue of Liberty's torch. Iron was soon replaced with...

    USCT Cemetery being restored in Pennsylvania

    This photo, taken early in the 1970s, shows several of the remaining headstones in Lincoln Cemetery in Carlisle. The borough in 1971 began to remove the headstones to make way for a park. PHOTO BY JIM BRADLEY Decades after black cemetery’s gravestones removed and lost, families try to restore...

    Cemetery Schuylkill Frontier Girls complete project to repair Civil War veteran brothers' gravestones

    Schuylkill Frontier Girls complete project to repair Civil War veteran brothers' gravestones By Rachael Espaillat Posted: Jun 10, 2019 06:47 PM EDT Updated: Jun 10, 2019 06:47 PM EDT CRESSONA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - (WBRE/ WYOU)- Back in March, we told you about an area organization and a funeral...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    " About 3 Feet 6 High, Could Ride Anything on Four Legs.. ", Jimmy Dugan Vanishes Into The War

    Mysteries, marveling and bearing witness to History- trifecta with these old treasures. Bugler Jimmy Dugan, here in familiar early-war wear at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania in 1861 looks like he should have a skinned knee, sagging socks and soccer cleats. That bugle and uniform look like...
  11. Belle Montgomery

    Colonel William Watts Hart Davis - History of 104th Pennsylvania Regiment -Entire Book- Original 1866

    General Naglee, Major Gries, Lt. McDowell and Lt. Burke- Has all the battles in detail etc.
  12. Belle Montgomery

    Secret room discovered under house turns out to be part of Civil War underground railroad history

    Much of history is buried beneath the dirt, and in the case of Alexandra Poulos’s home in Pennsylvania an entire era of history is buried beneath her house. She lived there nearly her entire life before she discovered the truth. When she hired masons to dig beneath her house there was no way...
  13. OkieReb

    traditions pennsylvania flintlock rifle stock question

    I have a traditions pennsylvania flintlock rifle. It’s nice, well made and not bad for the price for an entry level. It looks like this The problem I have is the hight of the stock comb. It’s so high I can’t...
  14. Cdoug96

    Civil War Gold in Pennsylvania?

    I found this interesting.
  15. 8thFlorida

    James Buchanan and Wheatland

    This desk was used at the White House and was from India originally. All furniture pictured is originally from Wheatland. Here are a couple more. The bath was installed by Harriet after Buchanan’s death. The piano is Harriet’s his niece. I visited James Buchanan’s Presidential home...
  16. Cdoug96

    Need help with Jacob L. Walter

    Hi, I need help finding out Jacob L. Walter's regiment. He was born in 1826 in Turbotville, Northumberland, Pennsylvania he died in 1912 in Clayton, Lenawee, Michigan. The record of the graveyard he was buried in says he was a soldier but does not give the regiment. He arrived in Michigan...
  17. Scott Mingus

    Cumberland Valley Railroad info requested for new book

    Hi gang! Cooper Wingert and I are currently co-writing a new book on the Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, to be published by Savas Beatie in 2019 or 2020. We are looking for photocopies or transcripts of pertinent letters, diaries, journals, and other first-person reminiscences and...
  18. weavo

    History of the Bucktails by Thomson, and Rauch. 1906 book

    Hello all, I recently purchased this book and am having trouble find information on this edition. It appears to be a first edition. However all the other first editions I have found online are a lot more simple in design. My copy has gilded page edges and marbleized covers and interior...
  19. Mike Serpa

    Michigan & Pennsylvania Relief Association camp

    White House Landing, Virginia. Michigan & Pennsylvania Relief Association camp LOC #01806
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