Pennsylvania and the American Civil War

Pennsylvania Civil War 150 For each of the past several years, PHMC has selected a theme to focus research and programming. Our 2013-14 theme underscores the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania and the American Civil War Resources from PHMC

  • American Civil War Records at PA State Archives
    Research guide for American Civil War records at the Pennsylvania State Archives.
  • Pennsylvania Civil War 150
    A cornerstone of the commemoration, this comprehensive website contains an interactive timeline and many in-depth stories recounting the experiences of real Pennsylvanians during the Civil War.
  • Soldiers to Governors: Pennsylvania's Civil War Veterans Who Became State Leaders
    Book by Richard C. Saylor about six of Pennsylvania’s first eight post–Civil War governors that were veterans of the American Civil War.

    Pennsylvania and the American Civil War Articles

    Honoring Valor: Pennsylvania’s Collection of Civil War Battle Flags

    Shooting Targets and Raising U.S. Sharpshooters Regiments

    War and Tranquility: From Gettysburg to Glen with Robert Bruce Ricketts

    How They Served: Recovering the Experiences of Five Pennsylvanians in the American Civil War

    Letter to Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin

    Camp Elder Civil War Paroled P.O.W. Camp

    Civil War Frying Pan at Drake Well Museum

    Remembering the Fishing Creek Confederacy