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Historical Background Information

Browse the pages below for short treatments of topics and events of the war era.

Antislavery Newspapers
Indiana County's citizens were strongly anti-slavery, and a number of individuals used the printed word to support and promote that sentiment.
Indiana County and the Underground Railroad
During the 1840's and 1850's, anti-slavery sentiment in Indiana County was strong, and citizens throughout the county were active in the Underground Railroad.
Raising Indiana's Troops
Indiana County raised numerous military companies to fight on the side of the Union.
Additional Resources
Collected websites, articles, and books on the Civil War and Pennsylvania history.
  • Special Collections and University Archives
  • Stapleton Library, Room 302
    431 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3039
  • Fax: 724-357-4891
  • Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed