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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.
Pennsylvania sent 300,000 sons to fight in the Civil War, many of those were from Western Pennsylvania.
Nuns were the only trained nurses in the Civil War and were prized by the federal government.
Everyone seems related to someone who fought in North America's biggest battle, writes author Walter G. Meyer.
Lt. James Purman and Sgt. James Pipes were among six men from Western Pennsylvania to receive the medal for valor at Gettysburg.
Gettysburg National Park Service rangers worked quickly to right the toppled statue with 300,000 visitors due in town in the coming days.
Two re-enactments, and numerous military demonstrations fill the week for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Officials are expecting as many as 300,000 visitors over the next 10 days as tourists mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle.
John and Lori Jumba bought the 8,700-square-foot mansion, completely furnished with a 3,300-square-foot carriage house out back.
Pittsburgh offered a tempting target for Confederate forces, Abraham Lincoln told a visitor to his office on June 18, 1863.
Although Pennsylvania played a pivotal role in the war, not much attention has been paid to the state beyond the Battle of Gettysburg.
Two tours to the likely locations of five forts, known as redoubts, hastily assembled during the Civil War, will be held Saturday.
The 20-inch Rodman cannon, built at the Fort Pitt Foundry, could hurl a half-ton ball more than four miles.
An unusual public-private partnership provides considerable private funding at the Gettysburg National Military Park.