Civil War: The Home Front in Pennsylvania

A major passageway between North and South campaigns, Appalachia faced constant invasion by troops and assault from guerilla warfare. Residents confronted divided loyalties, persecution, suffering, strife, famine and loss. An independent spirit, sense of humor and random acts of kindness helped Appalachians persevere. These stories champion unlikely heroes, inspiring leaders, industrious individuals, compassionate souls, and strong families hoping for a better future. Out of adversity came innovations, resolve, fortitude and a belief in honor and tradition that defines Northern Appalachia today. Learn more about these stories by clicking the links below.

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PITTSBURGH AND ITS COUNTRYSIDE

THE ALLEGHENIES

DUTCH COUNTRY ROADS

PA GREAT LAKES REGION

PENNSYLVANIA WILDS

UPSTATE PA

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