Civil War


 This historic photo shows the site on the east side of Atlanta where Confederate Gen. John B. Hood blew up his munitions train on Sept. 1, 1864, as his troops fled the city ahead of approaching Union armies. This was the historical basis for the famous scene in “Gone With the Wind” that shows the burning of Atlanta.

The burning of Atlanta, seared into America's memory

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.

2 days ago


 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.

3 months ago


Upcoming events mark anniversary of Sanitary Fair.

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

3 months ago


Some captive rebels took a different trip

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

5 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.

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

8 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.

8 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.

8 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."

9 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.

10 months ago


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

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

11 months ago


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