Civil War


 A working model of the Monitor ironclad warship makes its way around a pond during the Sanitary Fair.

150 years ago today, Pittsburghers rallied to help wounded warriors

Twin cities -- Allegheny and Pittsburgh -- contributed to soldiers' relief in 1864 with a sanitary fair.

1 month ago


Upcoming events mark anniversary of Sanitary Fair.

June 14th event to mark 150th anniversary of Pittsburgh Sanitary Fair.

1 month ago


Some captive rebels took a different trip

Exactly 150 years ago, rebel prisoners, under heavy guard, were shipped from Western Penitentiary to Maryland.

4 months ago


 Daniel Telep is a postal collector, and has a letter written by Confederate Lt. Van J. Sellers when he was held prisoner in Western Penitentiary in 1864.

Postal enthusiast traces history

For Sewickley businessman Daniel Telep collecting postal items has been a life-long passion.

4 months ago


 Capt. William Catlin of the 32nd U.S. Colored Troops.

Two Monongahela residents want to honor first black officer in Pa. National Guard

Captain William Catlin of Monongahela was commissioned in the state's National Guard in 1871 and served until 1878.

5 months ago


 Jeffrey Paul, president of Pomo Development Inc., tours the Mount Washington site on Wednesday where he hopes to build 26 single-family homes and a park marking the site of a Civil War fortification.

Project preserves Civil War remains on Mount Washington

The subdivision would create a half-acre of open space near the edge of a Mount Washington hillside.

5 months ago


 Col. Thomas Foster Gallagher, a Westmoreland County native, was captured and wounded leading Pennsylvania soldiers during the Civil War.



Civil War colonel's uniform returned home to Westmoreland County

The Westmoreland County Historical Society raises funds to preserve uniforms and equipment of Civil War hero Thomas Foster Gallagher.

7 months ago


History Center's 'Dog Jack' exhibit winds down

"Pennsylvania's Civil War" show will close Jan. 5 at the Sen. John Heinz History Center.

7 months ago


 Curator Michael Kraus looks at a photo of the Danner Museum with items that were from the museum laying on the table. Mr. Kraus is assembling items from the Soldiers & Sailors displays and archives that tell the story of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Book will give life to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum's collection

"Witness to History: Gettysburg" will describe 50 items from the museum's collection linked to the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.

7 months ago


 Henri Lovie — “General Asboth and Staff on Horseback,” Dec. 10, 1861.

The Civil War brought to life by woodcut engravings

Woodcut engravings made from battlefield sketches chronicle much of the Civil War in publications in the North.

7 months ago


150 years later, newspaper prints a Gettysburg redress

The Patriot-News in Harrisburg apologized for its predecessors calling Abraham Lincoln's address "silly remarks."

8 months ago


Pittsburgh program to honor women's experiences in Civil War

Songs and stories at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Shadyside will explore lives of woman during the war.

8 months ago


Eyewitness 1863: Civil War draft debate heats up Washington Co.

Southern sympathizers could be a problem, including in the Burgettstown area.

10 months ago


Eyewitness 1863: Pittsburgh principal Meeds rescued by the cavalry

James B.D. Meeds went on to a fine career in finance with Dollar Bank after a short stint as prisoner of "Gray Ghost."

11 months ago


Eyewitness 1863: 'Copperheads' accused as troops face fire in Washington County

Alcohol played a role in a skirmish between federal troops and suspected Southern sympathizers in Washington County in August 1863.

11 months ago


 Susquehanna Travellers will be among groups performing at the 18th annual Gettysburg Music Muster Aug. 16-17.

Gettysburg to host Civil War music fest

The music tradition of the Civil War continues in Gettysburg this summer.

11 months ago


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