Historical Background Information

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

  • 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.
    Additional Resources
    Collected websites, articles, and books on the Civil War and Pennsylvania history.
    Raising Indiana's Troops
    Indiana County raised numerous military companies to fight on the side of the Union.
    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.