The events will go on rain or shine Saturday and Sunday at the Allegheny County park.
In 1864, Gen. Thomas Jackson Rodman developed a special process that helped produce the world’s largest cast iron cannon.
Southwestern Pennsylvania museums and historic societies house artifacts that tell the stories of those who headed off to battle.
The Civil War display at LeMoyne House in Washington County includes items belonging to President Ulysses S. Grant.
A 1985 biography of George Washington Williams has helped inform a new generation of his contributions to African American history.
See the new exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., then follow 12-day escape route of President Lincoln’s assassin.
John Wilkes Booth escape route takes you 60 miles through rural Maryland and Virginia.
Father Emmeran Bliemel, the first Catholic chaplain to die in action, is in a Civil War exhibit opening Friday in the McCarl Gallery.
As many as 60,000 Union soldiers participated in the Savannah, Ga., campaign.
Few people had ever heard of the Battle of Monterey Pass, the second-biggest Civil War action fought in Pennsylvania.
The fall of Atlanta 150 years ago this week was a Civil War pivot, while 1939’s “Gone With the Wind” enshrined the event in popular culture.
Twin cities -- Allegheny and Pittsburgh -- contributed to soldiers' relief in 1864 with a sanitary fair.
June 14th event to mark 150th anniversary of Pittsburgh Sanitary Fair.
Exactly 150 years ago, rebel prisoners, under heavy guard, were shipped from Western Penitentiary to Maryland.
For Sewickley businessman Daniel Telep collecting postal items has been a life-long passion.
Captain William Catlin of Monongahela was commissioned in the state's National Guard in 1871 and served until 1878.
The subdivision would create a half-acre of open space near the edge of a Mount Washington hillside.
The Westmoreland County Historical Society raises funds to preserve uniforms and equipment of Civil War hero Thomas Foster Gallagher.
"Pennsylvania's Civil War" show will close Jan. 5 at the Sen. John Heinz History Center.
"Witness to History: Gettysburg" will describe 50 items from the museum's collection linked to the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
Woodcut engravings made from battlefield sketches chronicle much of the Civil War in publications in the North.
The Patriot-News in Harrisburg apologized for its predecessors calling Abraham Lincoln's address "silly remarks."
Songs and stories at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Shadyside will explore lives of woman during the war.
Southern sympathizers could be a problem, including in the Burgettstown area.
James B.D. Meeds went on to a fine career in finance with Dollar Bank after a short stint as prisoner of "Gray Ghost."
Alcohol played a role in a skirmish between federal troops and suspected Southern sympathizers in Washington County in August 1863.
The music tradition of the Civil War continues in Gettysburg this summer.
The re-creation of Pickett's Charge on the Redding Farm was part of a nine-day commemorative program that ended Sunday.
The big battle looks different when viewed up close, says a private who wonders who foots the bill for the damage.
Camaraderie replaced wartime calamity and casualties during 50th anniversary re-enactment.
The Adams County town is jammed for the final weekend commemorating the 150th anniversary of the epic Civil War battle.
Everyone wants the National Park Service to run the train station in Gettysburg, but Congress hasn't made it happen.
Same war. Same year. Same dates. Same result. The Battle of Vicksburg was profoundly different though, in tactical terms, from Gettysburg.
The collection is the largest of Civil War memorabilia owned by the National Park Service.
Civil War re-enactment is a family affair for the Griffeys of Moon -- even when one member is fighting on the other side.
This essay is excerpted and adapted from "Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America's Wars and Those Who Fought Them."
Members of the family recall the Civil War service of a Westmoreland County octogenarian.
The Rev. John Mark Scott grew up in Reserve and played as a child on the site of Fort Fulton in the city's Summer Hill neighborhood.
"War," by John Mark Scott:
A seminary classroom building that became a hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg is now a Civil War museum.
Charles Carleton Coffin of the Boston Morning Journal covered the fighting at Gettysburg.
The story line of Joshua Chamberlain certainly gives meaning to the climactic battle in Gettysburg in 1863.
More than 5,000 people gathered Sunday to commemorate one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War on the eve of its 150th anniversary.
Two great armies met in a small town 150 years ago and reset the course of history
The commemoration of the Civil War's centennial took place when the country was in the midst of civil rights struggles of the sixties.
A special Post-Gazette report on the Battle of Gettysburg, fought 150 years ago this week and widely viewed as a hinge of American history.
African-Americans in Pennsylvania were targets of Confederate patrols bent on returning former slaves to their owners in the South.
The Erie native deserves credit for seizing and holding a key position of Little Round Top and saving the battle for the Union.
As he rode on horseback along battle lines, Luther Calvin Furst risked his life to carry crucial messages to Union commanders.
Allen C. Guelzo, a historian at Gettysburg College, provides a sweeping narrative of the battle, studded with telling details.
Civil War SESQUICENTENNIAL
Civil War-Era Pittsburgh
Civil War-Era Pittsburgh
- 1866: Raucous welcome for an unpopular president.
- 1864: Civil War relief effort more than 'fair.'
- 1863: As Lee moves northward, Pittsburgh digs in.
- 1862: No exaggerating horror at arsenal explosion.
- 1861: Pittsburgh gets to know new White House ladies
- 1861: Fall of Fort Sumter has Pittsburgh abuzz
- 1861: Pittsburghers react to attack on Fort Sumter
- 1861: Inaugural speech draws mixed reviews for Abe.
- 1860: Pittsburgh wins a peaceful victory.
- 1860: Anxiety rises as South steers toward secession.
- 1860: Republicans win big in Allegheny County.
- 1860: 'Baron Renfrew' charms Pittsburgh's ladies.
- 1860: 'Pittsburgh, we have a problem.'
- 1859: Split decisions on slavery in Pennsylvania.
- 1856: Republicans get their act together.