Promoting the study, discussion, and appreciation of our county's Civil War history

The Schuylkill County Civil War Roundtable was formed to promote the study, discussion, and appreciation of our ancestors in the American Civil War.  Our fellow countians were the "First Defenders" of Washington, DC, dug the mine tunnel at Petersburg, and fought in all the Army of the Potomac battles.
Join us as we explore their acts of heroism, bravery, sacrifice, cowardice, and glory.

National Civil War Museum - Harrisburg
Lecture on April 2, 2014
"The 48th Pennsylvania & The Battle of the Crater”
by John Hoptak, author and Interpretative Park Ranger at Antietam  and Gettysburg, is a native of Schuylkill County, and has been a long-time student of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. Join him as he narrates the dramatic tale of the battle that General Ulysses S. Grant famously described as the "saddest affair" of the war. 

National Civil War Museum website

Gettysburg blog
The 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Campaign
from a Schuylkill County perspective.


A brochure featuring a walking-tour of
Civil War graves in Pottsville's Presbyterian cemetery is available
online to view & print (double-sided\landscape).


Our meetings are held at:
   Schuylkill County Historical Society
   305 North Centre St, Pottsville, PA
   Phone: 570-622-7540

New members are always welcome. No membership fee is charged.

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