Civil War Stories by Local Historians

By Kathleen Mooney, LCHS Webmaster

Civil WarYouTubeTake a trip back in time and spend 12 minutes with us as you listen to local historians discuss the Civil War. They bring us snippets of life in the 1860’s through explanations of the war, it’s onset, impact and meaning. Hear stories of Pickett’s Charge, Battery B, Gettysburg and of course the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn what came out of the Civil War with its lingering impact on our modern life.


pop cornThe Historical Society has produced a 12 minute Civil War Presentation available for viewing on YouTube.

Gather round, make some pop corn, click on our Watch Now button, and experience a most enjoyable “history lesson” from our local historians.

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Topics include

  • Fort Sumter
  • Election of Lincoln
  • Gettysburg
  • Pickett’s Charge
  • Battery B
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Lincoln’s Leadership
  • What Came Out of the Civil War

Keynote Speakers

Frank Lorello (retired history teacher)

Frank Lorello
Retired history teacher

Chuck King (retired history teacher)

Chuck King
Retired history teacher

photo of woman in civil war ear dress

Judy Foster
Enon Valley Community Historical Society & Little Beaver Historical Society

Produced and Presented by the Lawrence County Historical Society, New Castle, Pennsylvania. Filmed on location at the Lawrence County Historical Society, Western Pennsylvania (New Castle). Filmed & Edited by Andrew Henley. Additional Edits: Kathleen A. Mooney.

Music credits: General Taylor Storming Monterey (Simon Knaeble), Slow March Midnight (JM Noreren, arranged by J Schatzman), When Johnny Comes Marching Home (Air Force Band of Liberty, Boston Massachusetts).

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